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 […]

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. […]

Dreaded Day of Downtime

Some say that no one dreads a day of downtime like a storage admin. I disagree. Sure, the storage admins might be responsible for recovering a whole organization if an outage occurs; and sure, they might be the ones who lose their jobs from an unexpected debacle, but I would speculate that others have more […]

DRBDManage release 0.10

USE LINSTOR! DRBDmanage has been replaced by LINSTOR! To find out more about LINSTOR, check out the following blog articles: Cluster-wide management of replicated storage with LINSTOR The Technology inside LINSTOR (Part 1) The Technology inside LINSTOR (Part 2) How to setup LINSTOR on Proxmox VE Thank you and have a good read!   As […]

DRBD-Manager

DRBDmanage has been replaced by LINSTOR ! To find out more about LINSTOR, check out the following blog articles: Cluster-wide management of replicated storage with LINSTOR The Technology inside LINSTOR (Part 1) The Technology inside LINSTOR (Part 2) How to setup LINSTOR on Proxmox VE Thank you and have a good read!   One of the […]

“umount is too slow”

A question we see over and over again is Why is umount so slow? Why does it take so long? Part of the answer was already given in an earlier blog post; here’s some more explanation.

Mirrored SAN vs. DRBD

Every now and then we get asked “why not simply use a mirrored SAN instead of DRBD”? This post shows some important differences.

LINBIT participates in the German Cloud (“Deutsche Wolke”)

  Deutsche Wolke (“German Cloud”) was founded to establish Federal Cloud Infrastructure in Germany. This infrastructure will provide additional legal and security protections for hosted data.  No longer will small businesses be exposed to the legal risk of losing their website presence without a trial (an unfortunate reality when doing business on transatlantic clouds). The natural […]