The website Storage Newsletter did an interview with our own Bob Griswold, Chairman of Open vStorage. In this Q&A Bob gave an answer to various questions such as what kind of storage product is Open vStorage, what is our vision, open source involvement, our business model and many more interesting questions.
Read the complete interview here.
We released Fargo RC2 . Biggest new items in this release:
- Multiple performance improvements such as multiple proxies per volume driver (the default amount is 2), bypassing the proxy and go straight from the volume driver to the ASD in case of partial reads, local read preference in case of global backends (try to read from ASDs in the same datacenter instead of going over the network to another datacenter).
- API to limit the amount of data that gets loaded into the memory of the volume driver host. Instead of loading all metadata ofa vdisk into RAM, you can now specify the % it can take in RAM.
- Counter which keeps track of the amount of invalid checksum per ASD so we can flag bad ASDs faster.
- Configuring the scub proxy to be cache on write.
- Implemented timeouts for the volume driver calls.
The team also solved 110 issues between RC1 and RC2. An overview of the complete content can be found here: Added Features | Added Improvements | Solved Bugs