David Byte
By: David Byte

April 22, 2020 12:48 pm

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VMware ESXi 6.7 + SUSE Enterprise Storage = Certified

I’m proud to be able to say that SUSE has just completed the certification process for using SUSE Enterprise Storage via iSCSI with VMware ESXi 6.7.  Accompanying this certification, we have also produced and released an integration guide outlining some key settings along with some architectural decisions that need to be carefully […]

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David Byte
By: David Byte

April 6, 2020 5:56 pm

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Tuning the Terabytes for SUSE Enterprise Storage

One of the chief questions I frequently hear and see is, "How do I tune my SUSE Enterprise Storage cluster?"  Well, now I can answer with a link to the SUSE Enterprise Storage Tuning Guide!   This guide is the culmination of efforts I have been working on for more than […]

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David Byte
By: David Byte

November 19, 2019 8:17 pm

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SUSE and the IO500 @ SC19

Back in June we announced our first set of IO500 benchmarks.  Since then, we’ve upgraded SUSE Enterprise Storage to version 6, which is based on Ceph Nautilus.  This alone brought some performance improvements over the prior release, especially in terms of metadata and small I/O performance.  Add to this the change […]

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David Byte
By: David Byte

August 12, 2019 1:08 pm

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How You Can Make Ceph Better

Well, here we are, SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 is out the door and seeing customer deployments.  Product management is happy, the engineers are relieved, and our customers continue to move forward with more advanced features, reliability, and scalability than ever before.  With this successful launch behind us, it is time to ask, "[…]

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David Byte
By: David Byte

June 19, 2019 4:45 am

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SUSE on the IO500 List for HPC Storage

If you haven't been hanging around the Ceph world for a bit, you may not realize that Ceph was originally intended to provide a distributed file-system to service HPC clusters.  While this was the original intent, Ceph has taken a round-a-bout path to relevance in this space, especially given that we are only supporting […]

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David Byte
By: David Byte

April 1, 2019 4:21 am

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View from 30,000ft of Some SUSECON Ceph Sessions

As I sit here at 30k feet on my way to SUSECON in Nashville, I am excited about the future of SUSE and the solutions we are able to craft with partners and for our customers to consume.   I'll be talking about a few of these solutions this week during the five sessions […]

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David Byte
By: David Byte

July 13, 2018 2:17 am

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Consumability – What Does It Mean?

Consumability, it's an odd word that I like to toss around in regard to SUSE offerings in the market.  Given that it's not well defined, I thought I'd try to help you understand what I mean when I say it. Rather than being some narrowly defined term, I believe that the phrase consumability encompasses […]

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David Byte
By: David Byte

November 16, 2017 11:20 am

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SuperComputing all the way

Here it is Thursday at SC17 and I haven't yet blogged.  This is due to the extreme number of meetings, which is fantastic! This year, one of our competitors FINALLY decided to join us in commercial support for ARMv8a based systems, although, I must say their support seems a little lacking compared to ours […]

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David Byte
By: David Byte

September 12, 2017 7:10 am

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The Lustre of the Chameleon

Intel® and SUSE Continue Collaboration to Advance HPC Solutions If you've ever heard anyone from SUSE talk about HPC, especially me, you probably already know that SUSE leads in share of the top 100 systems and is a significant player in the list as a whole. In fact, SUSE has the largest share of the […]

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David Byte
By: David Byte

May 2, 2017 12:36 pm

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Lenovo says "Make it so" to HANA + SUSE Enterprise Storage

Quietly, and without fanfare, SUSE partner Lenovo went where nobody has gone before. They asked a question, and after investigating for a period of time said, "Make it so!"  What exactly did Lenovo do?  They certified a Ceph based storage solution with SAP for HANA TDI deployments! I know, you are […]

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