These days, I have been staying busy preparing for my presentation at STAC Research in London on May 4th. On the same day, Rene will speak at the CloudStack European User Group meeting. Yes, that is Star Wars day! May the 4th be with you.
In the last couple of newsletters, I have shared information regarding our recent IOPS record-breaking collaboration with Ampere. I shared our recent blog post entry that published the outcome of Ampere’s Altra® Max Platform using LINBIT SDS® to manage and replicate some ultra-high-speed Samsung PM1733a SSD drives. Maybe we will not stop there! Some exciting industry connections have presented themselves since publishing that blog post.
We also recently published our Tech Guide: Benchmarking On Ampere Altra Max Platform With LINBIT SDS. Additionally, another piece of content the team posted focuses on what success means to our clients in a purely non-technical way. It’s great for us to break records. However, the implication of those records should benefit our clients too, and they do!
One of the latest changes to our blog post is the addition of my newsletter (the one you’re reading now). Of course, newsletter subscribers will still get the information first and directly to their emails. Still, we thought we’d allow everyone to read the content. Here’s an example of a previous newsletter now on the blog.
We have also published a new tech guide titled “Highly Available KVM Virtualization Using DRBD & Pacemaker.” One of the many use cases for DRBD® replication technology is to replicate a device that backs a storage volume that is in a backing storage role for a KVM virtual machine (VM) image.
Regarding software updates, we have released a few significant updates since I last wrote: linstor-proxmox v7.0.0. This release switches the display of available space from a node view to a cluster view (which creates problems where the Proxmox GUI sums up all nodes values). Overall, this is better than the previous approach.
linstor-server 1.22.0 is a smaller release that brings more fixes than new features. Among the bugfixes is dealing correctly with more than 1000 objects in S3. Among the features are a few new properties. For more information, you can visit the link in the text. Additionally, python-linstor/linstor-client 1.18.0 is, as usual, an accompanying linstor-client release to linstor-server 1.22.0.