How To Get a Flock of SATA Hard Drives to Soar in the Clouds
First Half of the Story
What is a perfect use for a bunch of servers with 7200 RPM SATA hard drives? Cluster them into an object-based storage system that becomes the storage pool for tens or hundreds of client hosts and KVMs. Why an object-based storage system? Because object-based storage such as Ceph stores data more efficiently while significantly improving the I/O performance of the drives by parallelizing them across different storage nodes.
Now, it would be... Read More