Storage

Longhorn – Distributed Block Storage for Kubernetes Install and Configure

 For those old enough to remember, Longhorn was the codename for Windows Vista…so when I came across Longhorn in the Kubernetes world, I was drawn in. That said, I would hope that Longhorn isn’t what Vista was to horrible Operating Systems as to what Longhorn is to Kubernetes storage. Longhorn is touted as highly […] Read More

Kasten Kubestr

Introducing Kubestr – Identify, Validate and Evaluate Kubernetes Storage

For as long as I can remember I have been benchmarking storage. Knowing how storage would perform under certain IO profiles was a key part of the burn in process for new storage platforms. For the most part, what you got was what you paid for, but making sure reality matched expectation for storage was […] Read More

The World’s Fastest Parallel File System with Weka!

I’ve always had an affinity with storage systems… that all started back at my first role with a three rack HPE Storage Area Network system that was cream coloured, big and slow… and when it crashed and burned it really crashed and burned. Since then I’ve dealt with all sorts of storage design and implementations… […] Read More

Quick Fix: vSphere with Tanzu – virtualmachineimages No resources found in namespace

Over the past week I’ve posted a couple of articles that should help people new to vSphere with Tanzu. There are some common hurdles that can pop up. I’ve now deployed it in a couple of environments and each one has raised new quirks. There also isn’t a lot of straight forward content out there […] Read More

Quick Fix: vSphere with Tanzu – no persistent volumes available for this claim and no storage class

I’ve been grappling with vSphere with Tanzu for the past week or so and while I haven’t completely nailed how things operate end to end in this new world, i’ve been able to get to a point beyond the common “kubectl get nodes” which is where plenty of people kicking the tyres get to… and […] Read More

Quick Look: Cloud Tier SOBR Offload Job

With the release of Update 4 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 we introduced the Cloud Tier, which is an extension of the Scale Out Backup Repository (SOBR). The Cloud Tier allows for data to be stripped out of Veeam backup files and offloaded as blocks of data to Object Storage leaving a dehydrated Veeam […] Read More

How to Copy Amazon S3 Buckets with AWS CLI

I am doing some work on validated restore scenarios using the new Veeam Cloud Tier that backed by an Object Storage Repository pointing at an Amazon S3 Bucket. So that I am not messing with the live data I wanted a way to copy and access the objects from another bucket or folder. There is […] Read More

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