LINBIT Announces Piraeus Datastore – Software-Defined Storage for Kubernetes

Piraeus Datastore offers high performance, highly reliable SDS solution for Persistent Volumes in Kubernetes   San Diego, November 18., 2019 – LINBIT, the inventor of the open-source software DRBD™ and leader in Linux storage software, has announced the project “Piraeus Datastore”. Piraeus Datastore offers a fast, stable way for users to provide Persistent Volumes for […]

Use Case: Bank replaces Veritas Volume Replicator with LINBIT HA

Just in the last few months, LINBIT closed with the help of a Red Hat a deal with a large, well-known retail and commercial bank with branches across England and Wales. Since 2019, LINBIT has seen a growing interest from banks and the financial sector in our open source products. A bank operating in the […]

LINSTOR LDAP Authentication

LINSTOR LDAP Authentication

New Features of LINSTOR Release – July 2019 The Newest LINSTOR release (July 2019) came with a bunch of new features, and one that is really worth highlighting: The developers of LINSTOR, the storage management tool for all things Linux, announced that the latest release comes with authentication for LDAP. Software-defined storage consumers were demanding […]

LINBIT Announces DRBD Support for Amazon Linux

The Digital Transformation The concept of “Digital Transformation” for executive teams at Fortune-sized companies is no longer a new and flashy phrase. An important part of this Digital Transformation is how companies think about cloud computing. When once, organizations seemed to have only 2 decisions: enter the cloud, or keep everything on premise; now the […]

NuoDB on LINSTOR-Provisioned Kubernetes Volumes

NuoDB on LINSTOR-Provisioned Kubernetes Volumes

Introduction: NuoDB and LINBIT put our technologies together to see just how well they performed, and we are both happy with the results. We decided to compare LINSTOR provisioned volumes against Kubernetes Hostpath (Direct Attached Storage) in a Kubernetes cluster hosted in Google’s cloud platform (GCP) to show that our on-prem testing results can also […]

Cheap Votes: DRBD Diskless Quorum

One of the most important considerations when implementing clustered systems is ensuring that a cluster remains cohesive and stable given unexpected conditions. DRBD already has fencing mechanisms and even a system of quorum, which is now capable of using a diskless arbitrator to break ties without requiring additional storage beyond that of two nodes. Quorum […]

DRBD and the sync-rate controller, part 3

This is an update to our previous two blog posts here and here. The goal with this post is to even further simplify the steps needed to tune the sync-rate controller. If you compare this post against the previous two post, you’ll see that I omit a few options, and even just simply pick some […]

What’s the Difference Between Off-Site Data Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR)?

What’s the Difference Between Off-Site Data Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR)?

Many businesses make the mistake of confusing “Disaster Recovery” with “off-site data backup.” Confusing the two may lead to paying a high price in the form of data loss and downtime when a disaster hits. Off-site backups are a necessary component of business continuity in the face of disaster for nearly any organization, but DR […]

Container-Mania at Kubecon Barcelona!

Come and meet us at Kubecon in Barcelona – from May 20-23 we are in the Catalan capital! As Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) flagship conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe will bring together more than 10,000 technologists from thriving open source communities to further their education around cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users of […]

How LINBIT Improved the DRBD Sync-Rate Logic

About nine years ago, LINBIT introduced the dynamic sync-rate controller in DRBD 8.3.9. The goal behind this was to tune the amount of resync traffic so as to not interfere or compete with application IO to the DRBD device. We did this by examining the current state of the resync, application IO, and network, ten […]