Multi Availability Zone Block-Level Replication using DRBD

Reader Bootstrapping Amazon Web Services (AWS) is designed from the ground up with availability in mind. The geographical locations of their Availability Zones (AZs) are carefully selected to mitigate the risk of natural disasters that could impact their services. Even the most unexpected natural disaster is unlikely to affect all of a region’s AZs. However, […]

LINSTOR – Controlling Data Replication with Snapshot Shipping

Snapshot Shipping

Whatever the situation, LINSTOR covers your back. LINSTOR is an SDS technology with snapshot shipping integrated into the code, capable of real-time replication using DRBD. However, real-time replication may not always be the method we want to use. When you replicate data in real-time, you want your connection to have very low latency and high […]

DRBD Reactor – Design & Features

DRBD Reactor

Over time, LINBIT has built a variety of software components for use in highly-available systems. These components range from DRBD for block device replication to LINSTOR, our SDS solution, to various plugins/scripts integrating DRBD into Pacemaker, OpenStack, OpenNebula, Proxmox, Kubernetes, and more. However, a missing component was a daemon that monitors DRBD events like a resource becoming […]

What are the advantages of software-defined storage?

advantages of software-defined storage

LINBIT has been in the software-defined storage industry for over 20 years, since its inception in 2001. It all started with an idea from our CEO, Phillip Reisner. He believed that the way to create reliable, redundant, and lightning-fast storage was not through adding more expensive hardware but introducing software that could transform any containerized, […]

Who Needs High Availability: Industries & Use Cases

Who Needs High Availability

When considering ‘Who needs high availability?’ ask the following question: is downtime unacceptable to your business? Do you work for an Enterprise company? Is access to your services & data around the clock important, if not required? Then likely, your business can benefit from a Highly Available (HA) IT system. Customers of all industries need […]

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.] […]

File vs. Block vs. Object Storage

Storage systems are almost unquestionably the most critical component of larger IT systems. Without storage systems operating normally, websites could serve outdated information, customers and employees may not have access to the information they need, and in extreme cases, data loss could put a company out of business entirely. You could make similar statements for […]

How to use an open source SDS solution for HashiCorp Nomad

linbit sds logo and nomad logo

Overview Nomad is a simple and flexible workload orchestrator which deploys and manages containers and non-containerized applications. It does so across on-prem and clouds at scale and supports Container Storage Interface (CSI). LINBIT SDS is an open-source software-defined storage solution and is certified as the only open-source Technology Partner Integration through CSI by HashiCorp so […]

LINBIT and ShapeBlue Presenting Storage Days

On September 28th and 29th, LINBIT and ShapeBlue are teaming up to bring you a  two day webinar event exploring the benefits of using a combination of open-source software-defined storage and open-source cloud orchestration for building IaaS.During the event, you will get the chance to learn more about integrating LINSTOR (configuration management system for storage on Linux […]