2015, the Open vStorage predictions

The end of 2014 is near so it is time to look forward and see what 2015 will have to offer. Some people say there's no point in making predictions and that it's not worth speculating because nothing is set in stone and things change all the time in storage land. Allow us to prove these people wrong by sharing our 2015 storage predictions*: Acceleration of (hyper-)converged platforms Converged platforms are here to stay. Converged solutions are even the fastest growing segment for large storage vendors. But it will be players like Open…Read more …

OpenStack Online Meetup on Swift, VM Storage and OpenvStorage

Wim Provoost, Product Manager of Open vStorage, was asked to host a live webinar for OpenStack Online Meetup. OpenStack Online Meetup is the #1 online community for OpenStack contributors and users. During their weekly Google Hangout sessions they feature various OpenStack speakers. The sessions are intended for technical OpenStackers and tend to deep-dive into technology. The Open vStorage talk discusses how you can use OpenStack Swift, the Object Storage project within OpenStack, as primary storage for a Virtual Machine environment. In case you missed the live session, you can watch the recorded version…Read more …

The Open vStorage future looks bright

Jason Ader, analyst at the William Blair & Company, released a new research document: The State of Storage - a 2014 Update. In this detailed report, which is a must-read for everyone in the storage industry, he discusses the biggest short and long term headwinds for traditional storage vendors. Some of these headwinds are caused by newcomers in the storage industry. He estimates that these newcomers will grow with a rate of around 40%, which will cause the combined impact to reach almost 10% of industry sales in 2014. These headwinds can not…Read more …

White Paper: Turning Object Storage into Virtual Machine Storage

In this White Paper "Turning Object Storage into Virtual Machine Storage" we discuss Object Storage as storage solution for Virtual Machines. Due to technical hurdles it is impossible to run Virtual Machines directly from an Object Store. The main issues are eventual consistency, performance and latency and different management paradigms. A distributed file system is also no fit for the job. To turn Object Storage into primary storage for hypervisors, the solution must be especially designed for Virtual Machines and take a radical different approach compared to existing storage technologies. Open vStorage takes…Read more …