Intro to Ceph storage

Software defined storage In the realm of enterprise storage, we discussed PowerScale (Isilon) from Dell EMC, and touched on ONTAP as its alternative by NetApp. These solutions usually include both enterprise grade hardware, and the software layer that manages those expensive hardware. As the competition with cloud storage arises, those vendors start to decouple the … Read moreIntro to Ceph storage

File storage vs object storage in the cloud

File storage (e.g. NFS) used to be prevalent until object storage comes in for competition. The competition Traditionally, enterprise storage product lines are built around three capabilities, as listed in this table below: Capability Typical Implementation Data served T1 – Block stroage DAS (e.g. SAS cable) or SAN (Fibre Cable for FCP protocol, or Ethernet … Read moreFile storage vs object storage in the cloud

EMC Isilon

EMC has several product lines for different use cases in enterprise data storage. Like may other IT solutions, the website is clouded with marketing terms and slogans, and is purposefully not technical. This makes it difficult for technical staff to grasp the advantage of its product in a glimpse. I personally have to know their … Read moreEMC Isilon