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From Kirk Jantzer <>
Subject Re: What's everyone using for primary storage?
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:40:18 GMT
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 <> 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" <
> <>> 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!!


Kirk Jantzer
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