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Wednesday, April 20 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Tiering in GlusterFS: Hardware Config Considerations - Veda Shankar, Red Hat

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Glusterfs's new tiering feature helps assure that data is available and accessible at the correct performance level thus satisfying both cost and performance concerns. This presentation will explain the Glusterfs's automated tiering feature followed by a live demonstration, and provide performance benchmark results from different hardware configurations. Glusterfs tiering monitors and identifies the activity level of the data and automatically promotes active data to hot SSD based storage and demotes inactive data to cold SATA based storage. Hence, the data movement can happen in either direction, based on the access frequency. The demonstration from Quanta/QCT labs (commodity x86 hardware) will show how to implement a hot tier based on SSD drives (optimized for performance) and attach it to an Erasure coded Glusterfs volume that is based on SATA drives (optimized for cost/capacity).

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veda shankar

Technical Marketing, Storage, Red Hat Inc.
I am a Senior Storage Architect at Red Hat and have extensive experience with Red Hat's software defined storage products. I help the BU to create reference architectures on the storage products with various software and hardware partners. I have architected and launched the test drive for both Ceph and Gluster storage using the AWS cloud infrastructure for field training. Speaking experience include Red Hat Summit, CentOS Dojo, SNIA Data... Read More →



Wednesday April 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
State Ballroom E

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