What the World Cup can teach us about storage

The World Cup 2014 has started this weekend in sunny Brasil. The first victories have been celebrated, the first dreams smashed to smithereens. The Belgian Team, the Red Devils, still needs to play their first game and the Open vStorage Team has very high expectations. In case you have players like Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Vincent Kompany in your team, losing is not an option. But the World Cup can also teach us something about storage. Just like in a football team where the trainer needs to make a decision about which…Read more …

Open vStorage 1.2

Another month flew by which means the Open vStorage team is very proud to announce Open vStorage 1.2. The new big features for this release are: apt-get install openvstorage: during the month of May we have improved our install process, making it much easier to install Open vStorage. The advised way to install Open vStorage is now by using Debian packages. When using Apt-Get, the software can also be installed on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. Stay tuned for more supported OSes in the future. SNMP monitoring: in this new release all parameters, ranging…Read more …

There’s more than one way to change a tyre

During talks with people who are interested in the Open vStorage concept, we quite often get the following question: How are you different compared to <insert name of software-defined storage product of the moment> Well the answer is something which has been the adagio within CloudFounders from day one: Keep IT Simple, Stupid. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated. This is equally through in the storage industry. For decades we are chasing the utopian dream of Virtual Machines that are always…Read more …