[nycbug-talk] cluster storage

David Lawson dave at donnerjack.com
Tue Mar 25 14:29:48 EDT 2008

On Mar 25, 2008, at 2:18 PM, Pete Wright wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 09:41:46AM -0400, Tim A. wrote:
>> Pete Wright wrote:
>>> having said that - isilon systems (www.isilon.com) makes a scalable
>>> clustered storage solution based on FreeBSD.  they have implemented
>>> thier own filesystem to do this.
>> Isilon architecture is interesting.
>> One thing in particular that bothered me though is that, apparently,
>> they're cpu bound to 100MB/s of I/O per node.
>> With up to 12 drives per node, that just seems insanely inefficient.

If you're not looking for a solution specifically backed by FreeBSD,  
I've been looking at Agami and EqualLogic IP SAN solutions, both of  
them claim (and from the benchmarks I've managed to run, deliver) some  
pretty impressive performance numbers in a stackable solution.


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