OpenStack Surprises Involve Hyper-V, Solid State
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Andrew Hornback
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4/23/2012 | 1:57:39 AM
re: OpenStack Surprises Involve Hyper-V, Solid State
I'd love to see how resilient the MorphLabs offering is with the removal of the SAN - it seems to run slightly counter to my standard solution building mantra of wanting to create something that would survive an attack with a chainsaw through the middle of the rack.

I can absolutely see the performance improvement in moving away from spindles to chips, but doing away with the SAN and associated infrastructure raises questions for me regarding the resiliency of the solution.

500 VMs on 20 blades seems to be just below the sweet-spot of a 30:1 ratio, and I would wonder at how much efficiency the solution loses to the SSD storage routing software layer that had to be incorporated, although the promise of the future features may make that efficency loss worth it.

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