Redefining Data Storage…
Achieve the scalability and performance you need and significantly reduce your latencies without the high costs or the hardware vendor lock-ins.
Unleash the SDM Data Center
Enable the Software Defined Memory (SDM) data center by converging both Storage and Memory. Run your applications entirely in memory with ease.
A collection of open source and enhanced Linux RAM drive and caching modules, the RapidDisk collection of software offers nothing but lightning speed performance. No additional hardware necessary! Just use existing DRAM and data storage drives. Breathe new life into older or existing hardware. Give it the extra boost in performance without the need to spend a single dime. Simple. Energy efficient. Cost effective.
by as much as 20-30x or more .
Reduce Power and Cooling Costs
when you offload your data requests from your slower mechanical drives and to your stateless system memory.
of the RESTful API and customize your applications.
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with our proven resource agents to limit and reduce down time
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Now that the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release is publicly available, I have built binary DEB packages and am now hosting them for immediate download/installation. Please follow the setup instructions here: http://www.rapiddisk.org/?incsub_wiki=rapiddisk/downloads-and-installation
Updates include: Fixed libcryptsetup build error for RHEL6. Renamed rxdsk/rxcache modules. Did massive cleanup of administration utility code. Converted most (if not all) return codes to POSIX.1 error numbers. Code cleanup in RESTful API. RapidDisk volumes now show up as non-rotational. Cleaned up ioctls in both module and utilies. You can pull it from the[…]
Updates include: Cleaned up kernel module code. Fixed stack overflow bug in administration utility. Fixed error print statement in administration utility. Updated copyright years. Cleaned up build environment, including Makefiles. Fixed bug in configuring encryption on device. You can pull it from the git, yum, apt, zypp repos or download it from the SourceForge project[…]
I was cleaning up around my desk in my home office and came across this little piece of storage technology. It is a 4 Gigabyte Pocket Drive. Yes, it is a spinning magnetic external disk drive. This was the disk drive used when developing and testing the RapidCache component of the RapidDisk suite on my[…]
The sudden popularity over NAND Flash has spelled doom for traditional magnetic Hard Disk Drives (HDD). For years we have been hearing how HDDs are reaching the end of their life. We have also heard the same about Tape drives, long before that. Although, it would seem that the prediction on HDDs may become a[…]
Small update: The code has been modified to build for the 4.4 kernel. This has been tested with RC2. You can pull it from the git repo or download it from the SourceForge project page.
It had been years since I installed Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for development and testing purposes. I want to say that the last time I dabbled with SLES was when version 9.3 was released in 2005. This was shortly after Novell had acquired the distribution and it would seem, that it was shortly before[…]
I pushed it into the mainline last Sunday. Yes, I know, I am a bit late with this announcement. Forcing rxdsk driver to do the drive enumeration. Removed functionality from administration utility. Appropriately initializing major number variable to 0 before registering block device module. Administration utility now checks for sysfs entry of rxdsk and not[…]
In recent years, the idea of software defined anything has really taken the technology industry by storm. This includes Software Defined Storage (or SDS) and Software Defined Networks (or SDN), but what does it all mean and how has this altered our perception of how to build the datacenter? The idea behind software defined[…]
I pushed it into the mainline earlier today. Added ability to autoload RapidDisk volumes during module insertion. Fixed bug in RapidDisk (volatile) volume size definition across 32 to 64 bit types. Making use of BIT() macro in the driver. Removed RapidDisk-NV support. It was redundant with the recently kernel integrated pmem code. You can pull[…]