Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Storage - (Open Source NAS* Solutions)

1. Ceph - ICE (

Ceph describes itself as a "distributed object store and file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability and scalability." It's built on the Reliable Autonomic Distributed Object Store (RADOS) and allows enterprises to build their own economical storage devices using commodity hardware.
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Linux (CentOS/Fedora).


2. Gluster - Red Hat Storage (

Red Hat-owned Gluster is a distributed file system that can handle big data—up to 72 brontobytes. It promises high availability and performance, an elastic hash algortithm, an elastic volume manager and more.
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Linux (CentOS/Fedora).

3. Lustre

Now owned by Xyratex, Lustre is a highly-scalable file system that provides fast performance. It can handle "tens of thousands of nodes and petabytes of storage." Note that although the name is similar to "Gluster," the two are completely independent projects. 

Operating System: Linux

4. ZFS

This popular file system is incorporated into many other open source storage projects.It offers excellent scalability and data integrity, and it's available for most Linux distributions. 

Operating System: Solaris, OpenSolaris, Linux, OS X, FreeBSD

5. MooseFS

MooseFS is a fault tolerant, network distributed file system. It spreads data over several physical servers which are visible to the user as one resource.
Operating System: Available on every Operating System with a working FUSE implementation (Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS X, etc.) 



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