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 …

Open vStorage 1.1

The Open vStorage team is on fire. We released a new version of the Open vStorage software (select Test as QualityLevel). The new big features for this release are: Logging and log collecting: we have added logging to Open vStorage. The logs are also centrally gathered and stored in a distributed Search Engine (Elasticsearch). The logs can be viewed, browsed, searched and analyzed through Kibina, a very nice designed GUI. HA Support: Open vStorage does with this release not only support vMotion but also the HA functionality of VMware. This means that in…Read more …