[nycbug-talk] cluster storage

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Tue Mar 25 11:00:48 EDT 2008

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:43:42AM -0400, Jesse Callaway wrote:
>  > Hi all,
>  >
>  > Was anything mentioned of storage in last nights' meeting? I'm very
>  > interested in distributed storage, with the least amount of redundancy
>  > possible yet still be tolerant. Who isn't?
>  >
>  from my experience there is no real easy way to truely create a
>  clustered storage pool with BSD's standard filesystems currently.  I've
>  even played with RedHat's gfs, and it's not ready for high volume
>  production use yet IMHO.
>  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.  Also NetApp's next gen product (GX)
>  makes heavy use of FreeBSD.  so those are good signs if you can pay to
>  play, are looking for an appliance type solution, or are a FreeBSD
>  developer :)
>  there are also things like VxFS (veritas' clustered filesystem) and
>  oracle's offering (OCFS).  I read an article about using OCFS in an
>  non-oracle environment once that looked interesting, but it does suffer
>  from being GPL'd...

I've been meaning to look at GlusterFS as well -- which is also GPL.


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