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    WHD2012.global highlights: 190 Virtual Machines running on 178 TB with HA Storage

    Last week I was visiting the World Hosting Day Event in Germany as usual and I’ve wanted to provide you all with some highlights.

    Intel was presenting the innovative Romley Server Platform. No doubt in my mind that this will be a very high performance Storage Server. We are working with Intel and Microtronica engineers on the top 3 typical configurations for the Intel Romley based Storage Servers.

    LSI and Adaptec were exposing SSD Cache powered RAID solutions. Both work superbly with Open-E DSS V6. Thanks to the SSD cache the random IO performance over performed the 15k SAS drives arrays by many times. Overall the SSDs are faster and less expensive again – i.g. the Intel 520 Series ‘Cherryville’ drives pack a punch at 50k IOPS reads and cool 60k IOPS writes and are priced about 1.5 Euro/GB for resellers.

    A very nice surprise was awaiting for me at Rausch Netzwerktechnik. The Open-E DSS V6 powered system equipped with 178 TB (hundred-seventy-eight terabytes) only. The hypervisor was running 190 virtual machines. As proof Mr. Nölting the company CEO has mailed me the screenshots – enjoy everyone:

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    • TooMeeK

      May 20, 05 2012 12:30:48

      WOW! Impressive 🙂
      I was looking for implementation Open-E as SAN target, since I’ve 2 HBAs cards available and I want create loop-back connection between 2 servers. Is it possible? With software array?

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      • robert.bluszcz

        May 22, 05 2012 02:25:30

        If you are asking if you can use DSS as VSA single ESX host, each with its own HBA – the answer is yes.

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