New drive options: bigger, faster Intel SSDs!

Intel recently released their new generation of 330 series SSD drives.  These take over from the well regarded X25-M SSD drives.  But add more capacity.  Better performance.  And lower cost per GB! Our new Sandybridge dedicated servers come with SATA3 which helps maximize the 330 series drive performance.  Data sheets show that over SATA 3… Continue reading New drive options: bigger, faster Intel SSDs!

Storage Clustering Part 2: GlusterFS

GlusterFS is an interesting solution for providing redundant network attached storage clusters. Some features include... trivially easy for basic setups supports virtually any file-system no need to mess with kernels can work across commodity network hardware suitable for enterprise deployment has commercial support available GlusterFS can scale well also, its simple configuration based storage is… Continue reading Storage Clustering Part 2: GlusterFS

Storage Clustering Part 1: An Introduction

John and I have recently been looking at server clusters, and how they can be provisioned to best fit our customers needs. This post is the first in (hopefully) a series on the results of that research. To start with in this post I would like highlight some common questions about big storage options. If… Continue reading Storage Clustering Part 1: An Introduction