Speed of Light Media has been ecstatic with their decision to replace CEPH in favor of DRBD®. According to Robert Isaacs, the tech-savvy founder and CEO of Speed of Light Media, the decision to make the switch was prompted by careful evaluation and that LINBIT®’s solution comprises clear building blocks, with a clean separation of data and control path. LINBIT SDS also performs better than Ceph, using fewer memory and processor resources. And, unlike Ceph, if there is a disaster, data can be recovered independently of LINBIT SDS using common tools.
According to Isaacs, certain aspects of Ceph were stress-inducing, and its usage at Speed of Light ultimately became a massive headache. He emphasized that the critical nature of the Ceph monitor nodes was always a source of anxiety. DRBD immediately remedied these concerns because it lacks centralized critical metadata nodes.
Speed of Light began their journey with a custom-built DRBD orchestrator but now has its sights set on the complete LINBIT SDS stack, which includes DRBD for data replication and LINSTOR® for storage management. The bottom line is that Speed of Light Media’s adoption of DRBD is a testament to the superior features and capabilities of LINBIT SDS. As a result, companies looking for a reliable, scalable and cost-effective storage solution for their cloud infrastructure should look no further than DRBD and LINBIT SDS.