Persistent Private Cloud Storage

Extremely high performance, open-source block storage for OpenStack, OpenNebula, and Open-SDS. LINBIT SDS is perfect for cloud environments requiring data replication, while containing high i/o applications such as databases

LINBIT Software-Defined Storage (SDS) enables efficient administration of resilient storage clusters built on standard off-the-shelf hardware. LINBIT enables the replacement of traditional storage infrastructures with a solution that decreases costs, matches performance and resiliency, and increases scalability for your private cloud.



Technical Benefits

  • Open source
  • Scale-out persistent storage
  • In-kernel data replication
  • Ultra-fast performance
  • Low CPU utilization
  • Multi-Tier storage
  • Online documentation

Business Benefits

  • Data Protection
  • 24 x 365 remote support
  • Lower TCO than proprietary solutions
  • Remote installation option
  • OpenShift primed certified
  • No vendor lock-in

Supported Platforms

LINBIT is a core OpenNebula community partner, with an image driver hosted on OpenNebula’s git repository, enabling seamless integration. Learn more


As members of the Soda foundation, LINBIT is dedicated to creating replicated storage available for users.


A LINBIT SDS driver ships with the Proxmox VE 4.0 or greater. The software-defined and open platforms are easy to deploy, manage and budget for. Learn more.

Open-source block storage for OpenStack. LINBIT SDS support for OpenStack suits private cloud environments requiring data replication, while containing high i/o applications such as databases. Learn more.

LINBIT is a core CloudStack community partner. CloudStack supports distributed block storage – which enables LINSTOR storage to work as a primary storage. Learn more


Technical videos to learn more


Technical FAQ

How does LINBIT SDS replicate data without breaking the consistency?

Yes. LINBIT has an RDMA (verbs) API. The DRBD software works over Infiniband, RoCE, or iWarp to overcome the performance limitations of TCP/IP.

Does LINBIT SDS architecture support multiple performance classes?

LINBIT SDS is perfectly suited for database workloads and structured data. We’ve reached up to 400,000+ IOPS for a single volume.

What platforms are supported?

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Oracle Linux 6.3+
    (RHEL Compatible or UEK)
  • Ubuntu Server Edition

Find out more on our Support Page.

LINBIT SDS Support Subscriptions

Below are our subscription tiers with up to 24/7 global support services. The LINBIT engineers are perfectly trained to help your team design, deploy, and support your infrastructure. Find our open source software here

LINBIT Starter

Includes access to our certified repositories and Community non-SLA support.


Offers the addition of unlimited support tickets and remote installation support.


Offers 24/7 access to our expert support with our fastest turnaround times.

Your open source project is mission-critical so our team is here to help. We begin most relationships with a technical consultation. Reach out to LINBIT with your questions and project goals to begin today!

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