Key Differentiations

Open Source

For the community, from the community.

Volume Management

Easily create, remove, modify volumes from CLI or API / Driver Support.

Multi – Tier Storage

Data can be stored on either HDD, SSD, NVME or PMEM. Live migration is possible between each other.


Possibility to have multiple clusters in different geographical locations.

Data Deduplication

Data deduplication is one such technology that enables better utilisation of both storage devices and network bandwidth.

Low CPU & Memory Consumption

LINBIT SDS is performing better while consuming lowest CPU & memory in the market.

Highspeed Replication

LINBIT SDS continues to set world IOPS records with its fast-performing solution.

Multi Platform

Openshift, Opennebula, Openstack, Kubernetes, Docker, Hyper-v, Vmware, Proxmox

Unmatched In-Kernel Data Replication

Up to 32 replicated persistent volumes provided by DRBD.

Automatic Recovery

LINBIT SDS detects failures and automatically recovers from failed drives, network interfaces, failing switches, etc.



Provide seamless integration, simple management, and high availability.

Backup Shipping

Better utilization for long distance replication & backups to s3 & other targets

Data Locality

Each volume can be provisioned on local disks, or remote access can be achieved using DRBD-Diskless, ISCSI, NFS, NVME-OF etc.

Scale-out, Distributed, Shared-nothing cluster architecture

High performance, scalability, availability, and reliability.

Data Integrity

In order to provide integrity, LINBIT SDS supports 3 synchronization methods which is; Variable-rate, Fixed-rate, Checksum-based.

Hyper-converged Infrastructure

LINBIT VSAN appliance gives you the ability to do Hyper-converged infrastructure. With the support of Hyper-converged, you can increase flexibility, simplify deployments, lower the costs. In short, do more with less. 

Separated Data and Control Planes

Because LINBIT SDS components have separate data and control planes, you can easily upgrade and manage the entire cluster without disruption.


Built-in HA (Highly Available), scale-out iSCSI target, and NFS server is managed by LINBIT SDS.


The same volume may be attached to many servers/clients.


Ability to use multiple CPU cores in parallel in order to increase the performance per server.


Infiniband , RDMA and 10/40/56/100 Gbit Еthernet support.

Network, Redundancy and Load Balancing

Network redundancy can be archived by TCP/IP. With RDMA load balancing is possible.

LINBIT SDS Networking Protocol

(DRBD Diskless mode) developed for maximum throughput and lowest possible latency.

Online Volume Changes

Reconfiguration of the volume settings are possible without interruption.

Shared Block Devices

Available on all of the client nodes, simultaneously accessible (Read only) and fully consistent.

Snapshots and Clones

Instantaneous, copy on write (CoW), snapshots and clones.

Storage Pools

Each pool may have a different set of drives. There may be a single pool or multiple pools per cluster. For best performance, SSD Pools can be created or HDD pools can be configured for big storage needs.

Cache Mechanism

Spinning drives need ssd caching for some scenarios, therefore LINBIT SDS supports that. (dmcache or bcache)


Automate volume creation and management. Resource groups, resource definitions are possible.

Thin Provisioning

Allows more storage visible to the users than is physically available on the system. Thin provisioning also allows snapshots and clones.

3 Types of replication

Synchronous, Asynchronous, semi-synchronous replication. 

TRIM/ Discard

Trim/Discard are two names for the same feature: a request to a storage system, telling it that some data range is not being used anymore and can get recycled.

Backups & DR

Through an asynchronous transfer of encrypted snapshots to a remote location(s).