Seagate provided us with a few samples of their Exos2X14 Dual Actuator (MACH.2) HDDs that will be available in early 2020. These disks come with two independent sets of read/write heads that show up as two separate disks to the operating system, each with half the total capacity.
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One of the advantages of Ceph is that it is developed to run on commodity hardware. This also makes it possible to set up and maintain data clusters in the petabyte range in a way that is economically feasible. Thanks to PXE boot, no disks are required for the operating systems of the nodes, all disks are available to the cluster.
You want to build a cluster? Or scale-out or -up your existing one? We can help you with that! Let’s discuss your needs and we can supply you with parts like SSDs, HDDs, CPUs, Memory as well as complete server systems or clusters.
Finding the best setup for your cluster can be a tricky task. There are several factors to consider:
- What storage capacity do you need?
- What are your performance expectations?
- IOPS (IO/s)?
- Throughput (MB/s)?
- Latency (ms)?
- What does the IO pattern look like?
- How many security zones should be used?
- What are your requirements in terms of reliability/availability?
- What growth expectations do you have for your cluster?
We can help you to answer these and may other questions regarding the optimal setup of your cluster. Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Performance is crucial for a storage system, especially when it comes to high performance clusters powered by SSDs. Therefore, we have developed our own set of tests to determine the performance of SSDs under different conditions/work loads. Want to know more? Contact us!