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[ADVISORY] Apache CloudStack Advisory on KVM Shared Mount Point issues on version 4.17.0.0

by Ivet


Posted on Friday June 17, 2022 at 08:13AM in Case Studies & Integrations


On 14th June 2022, a new issue affecting only KVM users using Shared Mount Point storage was reported [1]. This issue affects the creation and the usage of existing Shared Mount Point storage pools on Apache CloudStack 4.17.0.0.

Apache CloudStack 4.17.0.0 added support for the StorPool storage based on Shared Mount Point. However, the current version of CloudStack doesn't allow multiple implementations of Shared Mount Point storage pool providers, causing the StorPool provider to override the default implementation. This affected the other storage pool providers for Shared Mount Point since CloudStack tries to add them as a StorPool storage pool.

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CloudStack Integrations: LINBIT – Open-source SDS Solution

by Ivet


Posted on Wednesday March 30, 2022 at 12:50PM in Case Studies & Integrations


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CloudStack is a multi-hypervisor, multi-tenant, high-availability cloud management platform that delivers the flexibility and freedom of open-source technology and the power of an enterprise-grade virtualization management platform.
In the new blog series named CloudStack Integrations, we will present a range of technologies with which CloudStack is integrated and can become part of your technology stack. You will be able to learn more about different software solutions, which can be combined with CloudStack and dive deep into specialized Technical Solution Briefs presenting the integrations.
Today we will meet you with LINBIT.


The Data Management Challenge


Organizations face challenges in improving structured and unstructured data access while reducing the costs to store it. Open-Source SDS and Cloud Orchestrator solutions take these challenges by separating data services from hardware and creating a new era for data access. By using software-defined storage solutions, companies can benefit from improved reliability and agility, exceptional storage performance and eliminated vendor lock-in.



CloudStack and LINBIT Integration


Combining Apache Cloudstack with LINBIT SDS creates a perfect environment for Cloud Providers, Hosting Companies, Finance Industries, ISPs and many more. LINBIT SDS provides organizations the performance, simplicity, and flexibility they need from storage infrastructures. In addition, LINBIT SDS' deep integration to Apache CloudStack offers scalability, data protection, and flexibility.


Along with the extensive management and scalability capabilities, the stack gives you the ultimate Open-Source solution while providing the lowest TCO, compared to any other proprietary solution.


 


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About LINBIT


LINBIT is the company behind the open-source storage software DRBD and LINSTOR. Since 2001, the company has been recognized in the public sphere primarily for its distributed replicated storage system for the Linux platform DRBD, which was officially integrated into the Linux Kernel in 2010 by Linus Torvalds.
LINBIT’s roots are deeply embedded in the open-source community, and its software and solutions are utilized by established organizations and businesses worldwide. They trust LINBIT because of the high performance and reliability they offer. This belief in open-source solutions and delivery of exceptional software products to established corporate environments is where LINBIT has carved its niche in the global storage market.




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IKOULA Simplifies the Management of Large-Scale Cloud Infrastructure with CloudStack and XCP-ng

by Rohit Yadav


Posted on Tuesday December 07, 2021 at 09:00AM in Case Studies & Integrations


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The French specialist in web hosting, dedicated servers, and cloud computing IKOULA announced a joint case study with the leading open-source cloud management software CloudStack. For the management of their cloud environment, IKOULA decided to choose the open-source way by combining the power of CloudStack with the simplicity of the open-source hypervisor XCP-ng. Тhe turnkey combination was carefully selected following the long-term company strategy to guarantee a constant product evolution, reliability, and simplicity for their customers. As a result, IKOULA is now among the most innovative cloud and managed services providers in Europe, with an extensive portfolio of cloud solutions. Moreover, a large number of customers use their CloudStack-orchestrated infrastructure to deploy memory-oriented and storage-oriented VMs or Kubernetes clusters.



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The cloud and hosting market is one of the most competitive in the tech industry. Companies need to constantly innovate, be creative, offer exceptional service quality and support while keeping a competitive price. Choosing an open-source technology stack is a strategic decision taken by IKOULA. They eliminate all vendor lock-ins and ensure the company has full control over their infrastructure by being open-source. Other significant benefits are the easy management of extensive infrastructure, guaranteed reliability, and seamless scalability.

“It is essential for us as a hosting company to know exactly what is running on our servers. This is a decisive advantage in terms of security. We decided to go with open-source solutions, as they deliver the reliability and flexibility we need. When it comes to debugging issues, we can quickly look in the code and fix it or ask the community for help on the error. CloudStack and XCP-ng have an active and growing community and constantly evolving products, which is a huge benefit”, said Joaquim Dos Santos, R&D Director at Ikoula.

CloudStack and XCP-ng also give a financial advantage to IKOULA, which is extremely important in their market segment. According to their team, operating XCP-ng and CloudStack results in greatly reduced costs than other solutions. They have also greatly reduced their reliance on 3rd parties to help maintain their environment.

At this stage, IKOULA manages a large CloudStack environment with 100+ hosts in 8 different zones and 6600+ customers using it. They can make live updates and upgrades of the system without any service interruptions for the end-users. Among the most valuable CloudStack features for them are the multi-tenancy of the solution, its scalability and the power to easily manage hundreds of hosts and thousands of VMs.



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About IKOULA

Pioneer of the French Cloud since 1998, IKOULA has its own Datacenters in France, as well as two subsidiaries, in Spain and in the Netherlands. Because people are part of its DNA, IKOULA maintains a close relationship with its customers and provides them with teams of experts available 24/7, to advise and support them in their activities. IKOULA's teams are also multilingual, in order to respond to the internationalization issues of all of its customers, located in more than 60 countries on 4 continents. Since September 2021, IKOULA has joined the SEWAN Group.



About Apache CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is an open-source cloud management solution designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. CloudStack is used by a number of service providers to offer public cloud services, and by many companies to provide an on-premises (private) cloud offering, or as part of a hybrid cloud solution.