Storage

We run a full blown init system inside the container as docker entry point

Journey to next-gen Ceph storage at OVHcloud with LXD

Introduction My name is Filip Dorosz. I’ve been working at OVHcloud since 2017 as a DevOps Engineer. Today I want to tell you a story of how we deployed next-gen Ceph at OVHcloud. But first, a few words about Ceph: Ceph is a software defined storage solution that powers OVHcloud’s additional Public Cloud volumes as …

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Swift at OVHcloud

Dealing with small files with OpenStack Swift (part 2)

In the first part of these articles, we demonstrated how storing small files in Swift may cause performance issues. In this second part we will present the solution. With this in mind, I will assume that you have read the first part, or that you are familiar with Swift. Files inside files We settled on …

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OVHcloud Object Storage clusters support S3 API

OVHcloud Object Storage clusters support S3 API

What is Object Storage? Did you know that a large volume of data on the internet is held by object storage? Object storage is a static data storage solution which lets you simply expand storage without having to add more hardware. The benefits of this still misunderstood cloud service are multifold and they include high …

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Industrialising storage benchmarks with Hosted Private Cloud from OVHcloud

Industrialising storage benchmarks with Hosted Private Cloud from OVHcloud

Benchmarking is a much debated topic in the computing industry due to the countless methods and approaches. However, this blog will not list all of these approaches but instead provide an insight into the way we benchmark different kinds of storage available under our Hosted Private Cloud solutions.  Before discussing this in more detail we …

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Instances benefit from NVMe architecture

How our Public Cloud instances benefit from NVMe architecture

Every company is seeing its volume of data growing at an exponential rate, and it seems there is no way to reduce the quantity of data we rely on everyday. But at the same time, we have to extract value from this data, in order to optimise, improve and accelerate our business and the way …

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Swift at OVHcloud

Dealing with small files with OpenStack Swift (part 1)

OpenStack Swift is a distributed storage system that is easy to scale horizontally, using standard servers and disks. We are using it at OVHcloud for internal needs, and as a service for our customers. By design, it is rather easy to use, but you still need to think about your workload when designing a Swift …

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