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Thursday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 1:15pm
(Lunch & Learn) The Disperse Translator: A Tradeoff Between Striped and Replicated - Ramon Selga & Xavier Hernandaz, Datalab

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Nowadays it's critical to keep information in a safe place whatever the contingency that may happen. However physical storage do fail and all its data can be lost. There exists multiple alternatives to mitigate this problem, like RAID1, RAID5 and some others. These were designed for local physical disks but the theory behind them can be exported to other scenarios.

GlusterFS has a built-in translator, called AFR or replicate, that implements the concept of a RAID1 but with a configurable number of replicas. Our disperse translator integrates the RAID5 concept into the GlusterFS stack, allowing a configurable level of reliability, i.e. support for a configurable number of failed nodes without loss of service. It's aimed to provide equivalent reliability to GlusterFS as AFR but using a fraction of the network bandwith and the storage capacity, using an optimized version of an IDA (Information Dispersal Algorithm).

Speakers
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Xavier Hernandez

R&D Developer, Datalab
He is a computer science engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He has been working over 15 years on the IT services sector providing indepth support on a wide range of technologies. He's specialized on low level systems knowlegde and development. Currently he's working in the I+D department at Datalab.
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Ramon Selga

CEO, Datalab
He is a telecommunications engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He is one of the founder partners of Datalab S.L. 32 years ago, and currently he holds the CEO position. He has a broad knowledge about state of the art software and hardware solutions and a good background on the theoretical principles of current technology.

Thursday November 8, 2012 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Vivaldi I

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