Moving block storage between datacenters: the Demo

Moving block storage between datacenters: the Demo

Probably the coolest feature of the new Fargo release is the GeoScale capability, spreading data across multiple datacenters. With this feature Open vStorage can offer distributed block storage across multiple locations. In the below demo, storage is spread across 3 datacenters in la douce France (Roubaix, Strasbourg and Gravelines). The demo also explains how the storage is spread across these datacenters and shows the live migration of a running VM and its storage between 2 datanceters. The whole migration process completes within a few seconds. The GeoScale functionality can be compared with solving…Read more …
Support for Ubuntu 16.04

Support for Ubuntu 16.04

Last Friday, November 4th, the Open vStorage team released the first RC of the new Fargo version. We are really excited about Fargo as there are a lot of new features being added to it. To name some of the new features: Support for Ubuntu 16.04. HA for the Edge which allows automatic failover in case the host running the VolumeDriver goes down. Support for Arakoon as distributed config management. 64TB volumes. … Earlier versions of Open vStorage supported Ubuntu 14.04. With the release of Ubuntu 16.04, which is an Ubuntu LTS version…Read more …