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From Outback Dingo <outbackdi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What's everyone using for primary storage?
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:43:57 GMT
A FreeBSD NAS box based on ZFS, though you could also use opensolaris


On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Kirk Jantzer <kirk.jantzer@gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks for the reply Matt. What are you seeing as the common platform for
> these shared storage setups?
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Mathias Mullins <
> mathias.mullins@citrix.com> wrote:
>
> > Hey Kirk,
> >
> > Majority of our customers are using shared storage. It's actually a very
> > low percentage that are using Local storage because it basically negates
> > all high Availability and eliminates a lot of the useful features in
> > CloudStack.
> >
> > Local storage is usually what I refer to as "Use it and Forget it"
> because
> > if you lose the system you can forget getting the VM back. part of the
> > risk, but the cheaper cost is the obvious reward. most of the local
> storage
> > environments I have seen are small cluster, small workload environments
> > that can afford to back those environments up regularly.
> >
> > The large scale 1,000's of VMs you are about 97% likely IMO going to see
> > shared storage.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Matt
> >
> > On Mar 14, 2013, at 11:28 AM, "Kirk Jantzer" <kirk.jantzer@gmail.com
> > <mailto:kirk.jantzer@gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > For my testing, because of available resources, I chose local storage.
> > However, shared storage (like GlusterFS or the like) is appealing. What
> are
> > you using? Why did you chose what you're using? How many instances are
> you
> > running? etc.
> > Thanks!!
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Kirk Jantzer
> c: (678) 561-5475
>

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