If the advent of object-based storage à la OpenStack Swift is one sign of the decline of traditional storage technologies, the momentum of software-defined storage is yet more evidence that the future of data storage for the cloud and the enterprise is changing.
I have tried to search here and Google, but cannot find a case explaining this. Storage spaces is similar to software raid. If the server fails due to motherboard or some other issue, can the drives that comprise that storage spaces config be moved to another win2k12 server without restoring from backup? This can be done in linux software raid.
I have software RAID on Ubuntu 10.10 with currently disabled hardware RAID controller, server has 2*500GB in RAID 1 drives for OS and 3TB*4 in RAID 1 for storage. What do i want, create hardware raid at least for storage w/o loosing data, or best option to add two new 3TB drives and create hardware RAID 10.
Can I have software RAID for OS and hardware raid for storage ?
Red Hat (RHT) wants to integrate open source distributed computing and software-defined storage more tightly than ever. On Monday, it debuted a plug-in to connect Apache Hadoop to the GlusterFS file system, tying these two major open source platforms yet closer together.
I am thinking about setting up an expensive file / media server for our home sometime in mid to late 2012. The primary purpose is just to serve as a software RAID server to host movies, songs and other files, and to stream those on-demand. The purpose of the RAID is redundant backup. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each option ?