RedHat memposisikan GlusterFS sebagai Enterprise Storage solution

RedHat memposisikan GlusterFS sebagai Enterprise Storage solution. :: beberapa studi kasus penggunaan RedHat Storage Server sebagai pengganti solusi SAN tradisional, sangat menarik : http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/news/2240187440/Early-adopters-see-Red-Hat-Storage-Server-as-SAN-alternative

Sejak beberapa tahun yang lalu saya sudah mulai memantau berbagai solusi SAN. Sejauh itu saya temukan, mayoritasnya adalah produk yang mahal harga belinya + tertutup + mahal biaya supportnya + sulit diekspansi jika sudah mencapai limitnya + mahal biaya ekspansinya, dst

Begitu menemukan GlusterFS, saya langsung tertarik, karena :

(#) Bisa menggunakan commodity hardware : baca: "komputer jangkrik", komputer biasa sehari-hari. 

Memudahkan ketika maintenance, karena spare part mudah didapatkan + minim training. Begitu pula ketika perlu upgrade. Tidak ada lagi cerita musti menunggu berhari-hari / berminggu-minggu menunggu spare part di impor dulu dari luar neger.

Ini juga yang sudah lazim dilakukan oleh berbagai perusahaan IT terbesar di dunia, seperti Google dll.

(#) Scalable : desain arsitekturnya bagus, sehingga bisa di scale up & out sampai besar sekali.

(#) Simple : dibandingkan dengan berbagai solusi SAN lainnya, GlusterFS jauh lebih sederhana. Baik dalam soal setup, maintenance, dan upgrade.

(#) Transparan : berbagai masalah yang terjadi di cluster GlusterFS tidak akan dirasakan oleh user, karena jika kita sudah setup resiliency nya dengan mencukupi, maka proses recovery nya bisa berjalan secara transparan.

(#) High Availability : karena poin sebelumnya, maka kita bisa mendapatkan uptime yang maksimal dari SAN berbasis GlusterFS.

Kini, SAN sudah jauh lebih mudah & murah, dan tetap powerful, berkat GlusterFS.

Beberapa kutipan menarik : 

"Red Hat Storage (RHS) eliminates the need to buy high-end storage each time the company needs to add capacity to its massive computation platform."

"(RHS) ..best suited for unstructured data such as documents, images, audio and video files, email, virtual machine images and log files. The product is not intended for use with high-transaction relational databases"

"Intuit started with only 10 TB to 15 TB of data in the Gluster-based system, but it now stores about 140 TB in Red Hat Storage. The total could hit a petabyte later this year"

"The biggest decision point for SaskTel was planning out the architecture, including the network configuration and storage volume configuration. The company did a proof of concept and technical trial in March, and started with production data in April."

"Because of the simplicity of Red Hat Storage," Yaffe said, "I see it as just another application that is in our toolset."

"Yaffe said the price tag for storage hardware from some of the major vendors would have exceeded the budget for the entire project."

"Yaffe said the team followed Red Hat best practices for setting up its four-server cluster with a pool of 34 TB of usable capacity on high-speed enterprise SAS disk drives. Each server has 25 drives in two RAID 6 configurations, and the servers are replicated for data protection, he noted."

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Early adopters of Red Hat Storage Server report promising results in limited-scale NoSQL projects that require ease of scalability, high availability and replication.

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19 thoughts on “RedHat memposisikan GlusterFS sebagai Enterprise Storage solution

  1. Red Hat Storage (RHS) eliminates the need to buy high-end storage each time the company needs to add capacity to its massive computation platform.

  2. Yaffe said the team followed Red Hat best practices for setting up its four-server cluster with a pool of 34 TB of usable capacity on high-speed enterprise SAS disk drives. Each server has 25 drives in two RAID 6 configurations, and the servers are replicated for data protection, he noted.

  3. artikelnya sangat menarik sekali.. Ilmunya sangat berguna.. ilmu saya semakin bertambah setelah saya berkunjung ke blog ini

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