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Hardware Sizing - Ceph Radosgw (RGW)

By Chris Jones on March 18, 2017

Hardware Sizing - Ceph Radosgw (RGW) I’m often asked, “what’s the best hardware to use for Ceph?” The answer is simple - it depends. With Ceph there are many moving parts such as: Ceph Monitor Nodes Ceph RGW Nodes Ceph Mgr Nodes Ceph OSD Nodes Ceph MDS Nodes In addition to those nodes you may also have software or hardware load-balancers in front of your RGW nodes. This discussion is centered around RGW nodes only.

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AWS S3 vs On-Premises

By Chris Jones on March 9, 2017

AWS S3 vs On-Premises When you own Enterprise Storage or are asked to build enterprise class storage you find yourself more frequently having to cost justify against outside Cloud Storage vendors like AWS S3, GCE or Azure. So, how will you do that since you have to make capital expenditures vs OpEx that these providers discuss so much? When you break down the pricing of AWS S3 and others you find that the actual storage cost is not too bad (depending on amount of stored data).

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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) - Truth

By Chris Jones on March 5, 2017

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) - Truth I happened to just stumble upon a few marketing oriented whitepapers from VMWare today (odd use of my time). All three were centered around Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). At Bloomberg, we run VMWare and OpenStack clusters. Our OpenStack clusters are currently fully Hyper-Converged. I have even given talks on them http://lambdastack.io/videos/openstack-austin/. If you look at the video and the presentation you will see why we no longer believe in this model for us.

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CI/CD Risk

By Chris Jones on February 28, 2017

CI/CD Risk Portions of this content are from Randy Bias @ cloudscaling.com under creative commons In the DevOps mythos or worldview, continuous delivery (“CD”) is considered one of the holy mantras. Unfortunately, many take CD to an extreme that is unwarranted and not even reflected in how the DevOps originators (e.g. Amazon, Google) operate. This is one of those situations where folks are extrapolating and providing an interpretation of DevOps that isn’t really accurate.

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