How does LINSTOR compare to Ceph?

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Over the many years that I’ve worked for LINBIT, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been asked, “How does a LINSTOR® (and/or DRBD®) cluster compare to a Ceph storage cluster?” Hopefully I can help answer that question in this blog post for anyone who might Google this in the future.   My short answer could […]

What is Business Continuity Planning, Why is it important, How LINBIT can help

https://linbit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Business-Continuity-Intro-1-1.mp4 If we’ve learned anything over the past 18 months, it’s that in life, as well as business, it’s important to expect the unexpected. Business continuity planning is talked about now more than ever. We hope this article can provide some insight on what it is, why it’s important, and what it entails.  What is […]

What is DR and why is it important?

The phones start beeping with alerts, warnings take over every radio and television station, panic starts to ensue – is your company’s data replicated anywhere else? Or will the wildfire that is almost there wipe away everything? What is Disaster Recovery? A disaster recovery plan is a strategy a business has in place that involves […]

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

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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 […]

Highly Available GitLab with DRBD

A Common Gitlab Deployment Scenario GitLab is an open DevOps platform used by many companies and organizations both small and large. While GitLab has a cloud based SaaS offering, it is often deployed and hosted on-premise using self-managed GitLab instances. Let us focus on a simple, yet common GitLab deployment scenario. Consider a small to […]

Filling the Gap: LINBIT SDS in Amazon EKS

Reader Bootstrapping (Introduction): Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) might be one of the quickest routes an organization can take to run a highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable Kubernetes cluster. EKS handles many of the difficult tasks in managing a Kubernetes cluster for its users; letting them focus more on their applications than their infrastructure. […]

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 […]

LINBIT & OpenNebula TechDays: About Building IaaS Clouds

LINBIT OpenNebula TechDays

Open Source Block Storage for OpenNebula Clouds The LINBIT OpenNebula TechDays is our mutual attempt to share our combined knowledge with the open source and storage community. We want to give you a thorough understanding of combining LINBIT’s software-defined storage solution with OpenNebula clouds. OpenNebula is a powerful, but easy-to-use, open source platform to build […]

High Availability (HA): What Are the Benefits?

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1.What is high availability? High availability (HA) – as the name suggests – is a term that describes the system’s components ability to continue functioning in a specified time frame. It can be measured relative to fully operational or 100% – in the industry, for example, a popular standard of availability for a product is […]

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

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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 […]