Request Your Highly Available NFS Ansible Playbook!

LINBIT wants to make your testing of our software easy! We’ve started creating Ansible playbooks that automate the deployment of our most commonly clustered software stacks. The HA NFS playbook will automate the deployment of a HA NFS Cluster, using DRBD9 for replicated storage and Pacemaker as the cluster resource manager; quicker than you can […]

A new star is born: LIN:BEAT – The Band

LINBIT is opening up a new division to specifically address our community’s desire to turn the music up to 11! As you all know, LINBIT is famous for its DRBD, Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions. In a paradigm-shifting turn of events by management, LINBIT has decided to expand into the music industry. […]

Meet us at Cloudfest in Rust, Germany!

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Come and meet LINBIT at CloudFest 2019 in Europa-Park, Rust, Germany. (23rd – 29rd of March 2019) CloudFest has made a name over the last few years as one of the the best cloud-focused industry events in which to network and have a good time. This year more than 7,000 people are attending the event. […]

LINSTOR CSI Plugin for Kubernetes

A few weeks ago, LINBIT publicly released the LINSTOR CSI (Container Storage Interface) plugin. This means LINSTOR now has a standardized way of working with any container orchestration platform that supports CSI. Kubernetes is one of those platforms, so our developers put in the work to make LINSTOR integration with Kubernetes easy, and I’ll show […]

Why you should use LINSTOR in OpenStack

With the LINSTOR volume driver for OpenStack, Linux storage created in OpenStack Cinder can be easily provisioned, managed and seamlessly replicated across a large Linux cluster. LINSTOR is an open-source storage orchestrator designed to deliver easy-to-use software-defined storage in Linux environments. LINSTOR uses LINBIT’s DRBD to replicate block data with minimal overhead and CPU load. […]

It’s Official. LINSTOR Volume Driver is Now a Part of OpenStack Cinder.

It’s Official. LINSTOR volume driver is now part of OpenStack. With this code merge, LINSTOR volume driver is now officially part of OpenStack and brings a new level of software-defined-storage (SDS) service to Cinder, the OpenStack’s volume service.  While the next OpenStack release named ‘Stein’ won’t be out until April, the latest LINSTOR driver is […]

Minimize Downtime During Maintenance

System maintenance, whether planned or in response to failure, is a necessary part of managing infrastructure. Everyone hopes for the former, rather than the latter. We do our system maintenance quarterly here at LINBIT in hopes that the latter is avoided. These maintenance windows are where we install hardware and software updates, test failovers, and […]

CSI Plugin for LINSTOR Complete

This CSI plug-in allows for the use of LINSTOR volumes on Container Orchestrators that implement CSI, such as Kubernetes. Preliminary work on the CSI plugin for LINSTOR is now complete and is capable of operating as an independent driver. CSI is a project by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation which aims to serve as an […]

OS driven Software-Defined Storage (SDS) with Linux

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In the tech world, a “layered cake” approach allows IT shops to enable new software capabilities while minimizing disruption. Need a new feature? Add a new layer. But like “too much of a good thing,” this approach has caused the IT stack to grow over the years. Software layer bloat and complexity can lead to […]

LINBIT USA Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

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Customers are Recognized as Key to Business Success Beaverton, Ore., September 6, 2018 – LINBIT USA, the pioneer in open source High Availability (HA), Disaster Recovery (DR) and Software-Defined Storage (SDS), has reached a milestone this September, celebrating 10 years of business in the Americas. Recognizing the deep collaboration with its customers, LINBIT USA credits […]