[Gluster-users] gluster for home directories?

Ondrej Valousek Ondrej.Valousek at s3group.com
Thu Mar 8 07:43:15 UTC 2018

I agree Gluster fits more in certain scenarios - but you just can't expect the same performance you receive from NAS based solution - this is especially true when you deal with lots of relatively small files.

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From: Rik Theys [mailto:Rik.Theys at esat.kuleuven.be] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 7:38 PM
To: Ondrej Valousek <Ondrej.Valousek at s3group.com>
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] gluster for home directories?


On 2018-03-07 16:35, Ondrej Valousek wrote:
> Why do you need to replace your existing solution?
> If you don't need to scale out due to the capacity reasons, the async 
> NFS server will always outperform GlusterFS

The current solution is 8 years old and is reaching its end of life.

The reason we are also looking into gluster is that we like that it uses standard components and that we can prevent forklift upgrades every
5,6,7 years by replacing a few bricks each year. Next to providing storage for home directories we would like to also use the hosts to run VM's in a hyperconverged setup (with their storage as an additional gluster volume on those bricks).



Rik Theys
System Engineer
KU Leuven - Dept. Elektrotechniek (ESAT) Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 bus 2440  - B-3001 Leuven-Heverlee
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