Open Source Leader LINBIT Brings Disaster Recovery to Cloud Computing and Ceph Installations

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LINBIT (open source high availability software for data management) announces the availability of the only generally available DR (disaster recovery) solution for Ceph data management software in Open Stack cloud installations.

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LINBIT continues to expand the reach of its proven capabilities, demonstrating that high availability, disaster recovery, and agility do not have to come at the expense of high performance or through expensive proprietary solutions.

LINBIT, the de-facto standard in open source high availability software for data management, today announced the availability of disaster recovery technology for Ceph data management software in Open Stack cloud installations. LINBIT’s solution is based on DRBD, the industry’s highest performing and most widely deployed open source data management software for high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), and software defined storage (SDS). A leader in open source technologies, LIINBIT offers the only generally available DR solution that supports Ceph and OpenStack.

According to market research firm TechNavio (http://www.slideshare.net/technavio/global-disaster-recovery-services-market-2015-2019) the global disaster recovery services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.47% during the period 2014-2019, reaching $40.5B.

“As Cloud Computing becomes the norm, there is growing demand by enterprise customers and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) providers for proven technologies,” said Brian Hellman, COO at LINBIT. “The ideal solution must be near real-time and seamlessly integrated with both cloud management software, such as OpenStack, as well the storage layer, represented by solutions such as LINBIT’s DRBD-SDS.”

DRBD PROXY allows data replication across geographically separated datacenters, using asynchronous replication methods. With built-in data compression and optimization for popular underlying hardware, DRBD-PROXY minimizes CPU overhead and latency as it maximizes speed.

“With 10,000 downloads per month, a 15 year history, and thousands of installations worldwide, LINBIT DRBD is proof that open source software can serve mission-critical enterprise and service provider environments,” said Philipp Reisner, CEO of LINBIT. “LINBIT continues to expand the reach of its proven capabilities, demonstrating that high availability, disaster recovery, and agility do not have to come at the expense of high performance or through expensive proprietary solutions.”

For even higher performance, customers can take advantage of LINBIT’s “Project Lightning”, a recently announced program that offers six months of free enterprise support for Ceph customers who choose to deploy DRBD-SDS. Project Lightning is optimal for the majority of OpenStack cloud installations and typical application workloads: 2-256 nodes, block I/O, fast I/O operations, and topology-aware data management that is well-suited for the increasingly popular converged infrastructure sites.

About LINBIT
LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and the de-facto standard in open source high availability software for data management. DRBD is deployed in thousands of mission-critical environments worldwide to provide high availability (HA), geo-clustering for disaster recovery (DR), and software defined storage (SDS) for OpenStack based clouds. Visit us at http://www.LINBIT.com, https://twitter.com/linbit, or https://www.linkedin.com/company/linbit

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