Comments on: Scaling Storage Is Hard To Do http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/ Understanding the accumulation of data Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Scaling Storage In Conventional Arrays | Storage CH Blog http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/#comment-17456 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:08:00 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8243#comment-17456 […] is amazing that something as simple-sounding as making an array get bigger can be so complex, yet scaling storage is notoriously difficult. Our storage protocols just weren

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By: Kannan Subbiah http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/#comment-17296 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 01:52:00 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8243#comment-17296 Stephen,

Nice article and enjoyed reading it. Sharing it in my daily digest to my network.

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By: Hybrid, flash, converged storage, what’s next? Hybrid storage stack!? http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/#comment-17295 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:53:26 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8243#comment-17295 […] More recently object-based storage solutions are trending, as Stephen Foskett states in his article on scaling storage it is nothing new but it seems to be more relevant in this new day and […]

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By: Hybrid, flash, converged storage, what's next? Hybrid storage stack?! http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/#comment-17294 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:43:22 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8243#comment-17294 […] More recently object-based storage solutions are trending, as Stephen Foskett states in his article on scaling storage it is nothing new but it seems to be more relevant in this new day and […]

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By: Difficulties of Scaling Storage | The Maximum Midrange Blog http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/#comment-17275 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:45:54 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8243#comment-17275 […] http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/ […]

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By: Scaling Storage Is Hard To Do | Storage CH Blog http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/#comment-17274 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 07:54:42 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8243#comment-17274 […] Read on here […]

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By: Marc Villemade http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/#comment-17273 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 22:39:00 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8243#comment-17273 Hey Stephen,

Great article. Object Storage has certainly been given a second life with the new generation of vendors who are bring true scalability, storage efficiency and for some of those high-performance as well.

What’s missing in your article is the important idea that object storage can, and in my opinion should be, software-based and hardware agnostic. Otherwise you still end up with the pitfalls of hardware vendor locking and lack of flexibility.

At Scality, that’s exactly our philosophy, and our approach allows our customers to choose their preferred HW vendors or mix and match multiple vendors. It gives a lot of flexibility in terms of hardware refresh, picking the best vendors for different features (performance, density, power-efficiency…) without having to care about the object storage layer.

We do have some hardware recommendations, reference architectures and partnerships with hardware vendors, but our software is totally agnostic. And that’s a compelling point for every company managing petascale storage systems.

-Marc

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By: Gridstore http://blog.fosketts.net/2013/06/04/scaling-storage-hard/#comment-17272 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:49:00 +0000 http://blog.fosketts.net/?p=8243#comment-17272 Thanks for the shout out, Stephen. Another spot on analysis of the shift in storage to address limits of decades old technology. We’re not only focused on being able to scale effortlessly and massively, but also ensuring that you don’t have to compromise performance while scaling.

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