What is RDMA, and why should we care?

What is RDMA

The TCP transport is a streaming protocol, and for nearly all Linux setups, means that the Linux Kernel takes care to deliver the messages in order and without losing any data. [While specialized hardware is available and helps by calculating the TCP checksum, we have seen that these can cause more problems than they solve.] […]

What makes LINSTOR a great choice for Block Storage Management for Containers

linstor linbit sds logo with containers in the background

LINSTOR® is the main open source block replication software component behind our cloud storage platform LINBIT SDS®, and in this article, we will try to explain some of the most important questions – such as what is the persistent storage for containers, why do containers need persistent storage, and what are the advantages of using […]

Benefits of Software-Defined Storage During the Lockdown

What is Software-Defined Storage?  Software-defined storage (SDS) is a technology used in data storage management that intentionally divides the duties accountable for provisioning capacity, protecting data controlling data placement from the physical hardware where the actual data is stored. As a result, SDS allows the storage hardware to be replaced, updated, and extended without removing […]

High Availability (HA): What Are the Benefits?

Monitor show information of network traffic and status of devices in data center room

According to searchdatacenter.techtarget.com, “High availability (HA) is the ability of a system to operate continuously without failing for a designated period of time.” Meaning HA is the term used to ensure a system meets an agreed-upon operational performance level. Nowadays, through the dependency on digital solutions and transactions even small organizations rely on HA solutions. […]

Hyper-Convergence: What Is It, and What Are Its Benefits?

LINBIT VSAN and two servers

I. What is Hyper-Convergence? Hyper-convergence (or HCI) is a data center architecture that prioritizes IT experts and administrators’ focus on workloads’ operating conditions instead of systems. The primary purpose of HCI has been to simplify the management of data centers by recreating them as transportation systems for software and transactions. Consequently, the “convergence” that HCI […]

5 reasons why you should join the LINBIT Slack channel

Join our LINBIT Slack community

LINBIT has an excellent Slack community that can benefit you in many ways. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should join our community.   1. You learn as you go   By merely adding the channel to your Slack app, you are making a conscious effort to expand your knowledge. Just check on […]

LINBIT partners with Western Digital to support storage demands of AI technologies

LINBIT has partnered with Western Digital

  LINBIT has partnered with Western Digital – a partnership that will see LINBIT’s LINSTOR® software support OpenFlex™ to run across Kubernetes environments to support artificial intelligence (AI) and other performance-hungry containerized applications. Details of the partnership include: Western Digital’s OpenFlex platform provides the storage tools and resources for organizations taking a truly disaggregated approach […]

The reasons behind LINSTOR Days – Short Interview

The reasons behind LINSTOR Days – Short Video Brian, LINBIT’s COO, and Genadiy, from LINBIT communications, talk about the origin of our SDS event LINSTOR Days! Brian then is also addressing our Kubernetes operator and what is next in store for LINBIT in the future.  Video Transcript What is your position in LINBIT at the […]

How SDS Platforms can reduce your capital and operational expenditures significantly

Software-defined storage industry – present and future Hardware-defined storage solutions are slowly becoming obsolete. The data is crystal clear: the future belongs to the software-defined storage (SDS). The Software-defined storage controller software or SDS-CS is a crucial part of the SDS environment. It’s responsible for most of the critical tasks, such as abstraction, orchestration, protection, […]

LINBIT Announces LINBIT VSAN  

VSAN GUI Press Release

The innovative storage platform, that combines both flexibility and performance. Vienna, July 20, LINBIT® ,  The company behind open source DRBD® data replication software and LINSTOR® software-defined storage (SDS), developed LINBIT VSAN. The new platform provides ease of installation for hyper convergence infrastructure (HCI), while offering data locality & replication for hypervisors. By offering high-performance […]