Category Software Defined Storage

Enabling Software Defined Storage as a Service with OpenStack and Ceph

Data storage growth is both a reality and a burden for today’s enterprises. With the move to digital, big data and, data intensive workloads, enterprises are storing an increasing amount of data, growing 30-40 percent per year, according to Vanson Bourne LTD. Much of this growth comes from applications running on cloud platforms such as […]

Laying Down OpenStack Cinder Block Storage with Platform9 And SolidFire

We at Platform9 have received incredibly positive responses to our recent partnership announcement with SolidFire to integrate their all-flash enterprise storage with our Cloud management-as-a-Service solution. In a previous post, I discussed the use cases for block storage in a cloud platform such as OpenStack. I also walked through the various options for deploying Cinder block storage […]

An Update On This Blog And It’s Time [Again] To Vote For OpenStack Summit Talks

Some of you may be wondering what’s happened to this blog since I rejoined EMC back in June.  Let me say first of all that my intent is to pick back up with my writing once the Summer is over.  The reality is that my output has been limited due to the typical busyness that […]

The Problem SDS Under OpenStack Cinder Solves

I wanted to write this post a while ago but decided to wait until I had made my job transition.  To be clear though, my thoughts have not materially changed from what it was when I was a Rackspace employee.  I’ve been saying the same things for over a year, as folks from various storage vendors […]

An Opportunity Too Good To Pass Up

There are times in your career when you search diligently for the next big opportunity.  That was the case when I made the decision last year to focus on OpenStack by moving to Rackspace, one of the co-founders of the OpenStack project.  Pursuing the next big opportunity led me to transition, earlier this year, to […]