LINBIT Joins the Open Source OpenSDS Project

With 1.7 million downloads, LINBIT Represents the Largest Community of Open Source Mission Critical Workloads

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018), May 1, 2018 – The OpenSDS Project, an open source community addressing software-defined storage integration challenges with the goal of driving enterprise adoption of open standards, today announced that LINBIT, a longtime leader of open source technologies, has joined OpenSDS. OpenSDS is a Linux Foundation hosted project.

The OpenSDS Project is comprised of storage users and vendors, including Dell EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, IBM, Western Digital, Vodafone, NTT Communications, Toyota ITC, Yahoo! Japan, and Oregon State University. The project seeks to collaborate with other upstream open source communities such as Cloud Native Computing Foundation and OpenStack, as well as industry organizations such as Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). LINBIT’s contributions to OpenSDS will offer seamless integration of DRBD remote data replication in OpenSDS.

“Being responsible for mission critical applications, the LINBIT community has always defined the frontline of the open source momentum in the enterprise,” said Steven Tan, chair of the OpenSDS Technical Steering Committee and VP and CTO Cloud Storage Solutions at Huawei. “We welcome LINBIT to the OpenSDS Project, and look forward to offering its trusted Linux technologies to the OpenSDS community”

“Cloud and container technologies present new challenges for efficient storage management, as do digital transformation and the increasing value of data assets,” said Philipp Reisner, CEO of LINBIT. “LINBIT is ideally positioned to address these challenges, building on its decades of experience with always-on, always-available technologies and leveraging the advanced development work that we are doing with erasure coding, highly available message queuing (HA-MQ), and geo-clustering via highly available network address lookup (HA-DNS).”

In a related announcement, LINBIT launched the public beta release of LINSTOR, a major new addition to its SDS product portfolio for the growing containerized applications space. With container-native block storage, LINSTOR fills a significant gap in the market to provide data persistence for elastic applications with support for Kubernetes and OpenShift environments.

The OpenSDS technical community hosts discussions on a dedicated mailing list: tech-discuss@opensds.io. For more information about OpenSDS, please email info@opensds.io.

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About LINBIT (http://www.linbit.com)

LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and the de facto open standard for High Availability (HA) software for enterprise and cloud computing. The LINBIT DRBD software is deployed in millions 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. LINBIT is Keeping the Digital World Running.

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