DRBD vs. CEPH

There is now an updated version of the topic available, including LINSTOR!     Guest blog by Jason Mayoral. DRBD DRBD works by inserting a thin layer in between the file system (and the buffer cache) and the disk driver. The DRBD kernel module captures all requests from the file system and splits them down […]

Don’t Settle for Downtime

Innovative Data Storage Can Save Cash, Headaches, and Your Data Storage Downtime is Unacceptable When the network goes down, everyone is mildly annoyed, but when the storage goes down,  “Everyone loses their mind, ” as the Joker would say.  And for good reason. No one likes losing payroll data, shipments, customer information, financial transactions, or […]

LINBIT Strengthens Global Presence Through Agreement with eCloudtech in China

Companies Join Forces to Deliver Industry Leading Open Source Software Solutions in High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and Software Defined Storage Solutions. LINBIT, the leader in open source High Availability (HA), Disaster Recovery (DR), and Software-Defined Storage (SDS), is the power behind thousands of digital enterprises around the globe. Today, they announced a significant addition to […]

DRBD and Randtronics DPM

Today we’re happy to announce a new document titled “Block Replication with Filesystem Encryption” which showcases another wonderful use case for DRBD. Block Replication with Filesystem Encryption At Hosting Con, back in April of this year, some colleagues of mine ran into some representatives from Randtronics. Randtronics is the company responsible for the DPM (Data […]

Secure Linux: Atomicorp includes DRBD for replication

Every so often we get a chance to test new¹ software. Usually this opportunity is driven by the question: Does DRBD play nicely with it? At HostingCon this year, we met a team from Atomicorp and decided that it would be interesting to see if we could get DRBD running on this hardened version of […]