In this Intel Chip Chat podcast, Dan Ferber, Open Source Server Based Storage Technologist at Intel and Ross Turk, Director of Product Marketing for Red Hat describe how Ceph plays a critical role in delivering the full enterprise capability of OpenStack. Ross explains how Ceph allows you to build storage using open source software and standard servers and disks providing a lot of flexibility and enabling you to easily scale out storage. By lowering hardware costs, lowering the vendor lock-in threshold, and enabling customers to fix and enhance their own code, open source and software defined storage (SDS) solutions are enabling the future of next generation storage.
Today Scality announced that company’s software-based storage for has been selected by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to power its HPC storage needs. Scality and CEA will work together to advance their ongoing research and development projects, as well as CEA’s own HPC contributions, including the “Lustre”, “RobinHood” and “Ganesha” software solutions, and to collaborate on an exascale project environment.
Software defined storage (SDS) is a concept that can cut costs and improve efficiency in many organizations. The ebook, Software Defined Storage for Dummies, is a great introduction to how SDS can benefit organizations and reduce TCO.
Henry Newman evaluates commodity hardware/software solutions that were once designed using ASICs for both storage and networking. He sees it working for software defined storage, but high-end networking will continue to develop its own ASICs, given that commodity hardware will not be able to meet the needs for performance and latency required in large core switches.