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Minio – 100% S3 compatible, free, open-source, object-based storage now ready for prime time!

AB of Gluster fame, is off working on another kick-butt storage project. Again, its in the Software Defined Storage realm, this time its called Minio! A play on the minimal-io phrase/mindset. Written in go, the focus is a simple, easy to deploy and use 100% S3 compatible, object based storage platform. I talked about this […]

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Awesome new open source Object based storage similar to S3/Haystack – Minio!

The Minio¬†project¬†is inspired by Amazon’s S3 for its API and Facebook’s Haystack for its immutable data structure. You can track, check-out and even contribute to the project here at their GitHub. Like Hadoop, expensive RAID controllers are not needed. Instead they are using Rubberband Erasure Coding to dynamically protect the data. Simplification of installation, configuration, […]

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Configuring OpenStack Havana Cinder, Nova and Glance to run on GlusterFS

Configuring Glace, Cinder and Nova for OpenStack Havana to run on GlusterFS is actually quite simple; assuming that you’ve already got GlusterFS up and running. So lets first look at my Gluster configuration. As you can see below, I have a Gluster volume defined for Cinder, Glance and Nova. [root@g1 ~(keystone_admin)]# gluster volume info Volume […]

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Installing GlusterFS on RHEL 6.4 for OpenStack Havana (RDO)

The OpenCompute systems are the the ideal hardware platform for distributed filesystems. Period. Why? Cheap servers with 10GB NIC’s and a boatload of locally attached cheap storage! In preparation for deploying RedHat RDO on RHEL, the distributed filesystem I chose was GlusterFS. It’s simple and easy to deploy, and only takes a couple of minutes […]

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