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“Quobernetes” or How to Enable Simple and Efficient Storage Operations for Kubernetes

By  Sebastian Bünker  on  

Written by Matthias Grawinkel and Sebastian Bünker · While we’ve all seen our fair share of infrastructure technology to help us automate deployment, scaling, and management – from the classic VMware to open source tools such as OpenStack – there’s rarely been such a speedy and widespread adoption of one as with Kubernetes. And we […] READ MORE


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Are You a Next-Gen Infrastructure Person?

By  Victoria Koepnick  on  

If you work for a vendor of enterprise IT infrastructure, one of the best moments of your day or even your week is when you’re speaking to a prospective customer’s team and suddenly — Aha! — they get it. They understand your product, service, solution; they understand how its engineering solves their problem or saves […] READ MORE


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Checksums in Storage Systems and Why You Should Care

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

Random bit flips are far more common than most people, even IT professionals, think. Surprisingly, the problem isn’t widely discussed, even though it is silently causing data corruption that can directly impact our jobs, our businesses, and our security. It’s really scary knowing that such corruptions are happening in the memory of our computers and […] READ MORE


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A Quick Tutorial for Apache Drill and Quobyte

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

In this post I’ll show you how to combine Quobyte’s software storage and Apache Drill – a tool to query non-relational data stores (such as files) in parallel, using a SQL-like syntax. Both form a natural duo that allows you to speed up your number crunching significantly. Apache Drill enhances your productivity by enabling SQL-on-everything […] READ MORE


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Is Your Storage System Preventing You From Working with 4K?

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

Hollywood’s drive towards higher resolution video formats shows no signs of easing. Even while home users barely scratch the surface of 4K viewing, digital content creators already explore 5K and 8K variants, searching for ever more photo-realistic renditions. Along with these higher resolutions, wider color gamuts and 10 or 12-bit color depths are further driving […] READ MORE


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Keep IT running – Quobyte at the 5x5km Relay Race in Berlin

By  Sebastian Bünker  on  

For a second time, the Quobyte team participated in the Berliner Wasserbetriebe 5x5km team relay race through Berlin’s Tiergarten. Last year’s debut turned out to be quite the success among team members – which you can tell by the fact that the running virus spread and resulted in a second team joining the fun. While […] READ MORE


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The State of Secure Storage Access in Container Infrastructures

By  Felix Hupfeld  on  

A Not So Minor Gap Container technology has made phenomenal progress and is getting ready to take over application infrastructures in public and in private clouds. Storage access is an important part of the container technology stack and most container orchestration systems are able to routinely provision access to storage systems as part of their […] READ MORE


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Fencing off Zombie Containers with Quobyte’s Implicit Locking

By  Felix Hupfeld  on  

Fault-Tolerant Container Infrastructures – The Essentials Let’s say you wanted to build a reliable and efficient container-based infrastructure like Google’s. The best way to go is to turn your Linux servers into one fault-tolerant software-based machine. Your first ingredient is a container scheduler like Mesos or Kubernetes. It starts containers and keeps them running – thereby breaking […] READ MORE


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A Visual History of OpenStack

By  Sebastian Bünker  on  

The holidays are almost here and the year’s end is closing in fast. Time to reflect and review past events over a coffee with your colleagues. To us at Quobyte one event stood out in particular: the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. Our data center file system was extremely well received and we got the impression that […] READ MORE


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What’s Erasure Coding and When to use it in Production

By  Felix Hupfeld  on  

When I talk to people about erasure coding, I often feel that, even though they have it on their radar, they are often uncertain about what exactly it is and how it works. Some topics in distributed storage are quite complicated and require thorough studying in order to understand them (like Paxos). Erasure coding isn’t […] READ MORE