StorPool Review – Part 1 – Installation & Configuration

While attending Storage Field Day in 2019 as a delegate, Chris Evans had the chance to see StorPool present and was impressed with the their software. Chris just wrote the first part of a deep dive on StorPool and “how the distributed storage architecture works, how it performs and how it integrates into an on-premises public cloud strategy.” In Part 1, he takes an in-depth look into the underlying architecture and the concepts of the software as a whole. Be sure to check out the deep dive from Chris as well as the videos from StorPool’s multiple presentations on our website!


StorPool : New Capabilities, New OPEX Model, and Stronger Support for Cloud Customers

Max Mortillaro writes about a recent debrief he and the team at TECHunplugged had with Cloud Field Day presenter StorPool. Max saw StorPool present at Cloud Field Day on what they call “SDS 2.0”; high-performance scale-out architectural designs. Max writes about StorPool’s focus on the Cloud and containers and thinks they are “in the perfect lane to become very soon a top-tier players in software-defined block storage.” Check out all of Max’s thoughts on StorPool on the TECHunplugged website!


CTOA Briefing – Storpool

The software-defined storage company, StorPool, presented at Cloud Field Day in November. Keith Townsend had the opportunity to speak with StorPool CEO Boyan Ivanov in this CTOA Briefing to discover what makes this special company profitable. For the full conversation, watch the video on TheCTOAdvisor.com!


Purpose Built SDS With Low Latency: StorPool

StorPool presented its latest version of SDS 2.0 at last November’s Cloud Field Day. Writing for GestaltIT.com, Georgina Ford explains that StorPool’s SDS 2.0 is purpose-built, fast, and efficient block storage software that features “advanced block-level software-defined storage, fully distributed, scale-out, online changes of everything, and it runs on several standard servers (both converged or stand-alone).” Ford adds that it appears to be highly scalable and efficient architecture. To learn more about StorPool’s SDS 2.0, head to TechFieldDay.com for their presentation at Cloud Field Day in November!


StorPool Presents at Cloud Field Day 9

Boyan Krosnov, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at StorPool, revealed the company’s data storage platform, shwoing how it is designed to allow cloud builders to outperform Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, for example


TECHunplugged Videocast: Cloud Filed Day 9 Part 1

Veteran Field Day delegate Arjan Timmerman virtually attended Cloud Field Day earlier this month and had the chance to see a fantastic lineup of presenters. As we headed into event week, Arjan was looking forward to the presentations and previewed each of the presenting companies on his TECHunplugged videocast! If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out Arjan’s preview on YouTube as well as all the presentations from Cloud Field Day on our website!


StorPool Software Defined, High Performance, Scale Out, Block-Storage

StorPool, the developer of high performance, scale-out block storage software for primary demanding workloads showed delegates its software defined, high performance, block-storage
during Cloud Field Day 9. Cloud Field Day Delegate Barry Coombs, Author behind Tech Doodle and Chief Technologist at Computerworld Group took a brief look at the solution and its high points.


Kubernetes Persistent Storage Managed Well

Chin-Fah Heoh first saw StorPool back at Storage Field Day as a delegate more than a year ago and has followed their progress closely since then. In his blog, StorageGaga, he explores what he says are the many advantages of StorPool Storage and their market offering, including its expansion into managing Kubernetes services. Check out Chin-Fah’s full analysis of StorPool’s Kubernetes prowess on his blog.


StorPool’s Strategy Rose to the Cloud—and Beyond!

Before buzzwords like “cloud” and “software-defined storage” (SDS) became part of our everyday vocabulary, software developers like Boyan Ivanov, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of StorPool Storage, already were hard at work devising ways to build extremely fast, reliable, and scalable storage solutions for public and private use cases. While the solution may not have had a fancy moniker, Stephen Foskett looks at what StorPool presented at Storage Field Day and how it aims to re-energize block storage, combining high-end storage area network (SAN) technology through software and the performance of local solid-state drive (SSD) storage.


The Hidden Gem That Is StorPool

Chris Evans knows his storage. After seeing StorPool present at Storage Field Day, he considers them a hidden gem. They offer a high-performance scale-out block storage solution running on commodity hardware and Linux. Using their self-developed on disk-formats, inter-node protocols and cluster management, StorPool was able to offer the same performance as Microsoft’s HCI specification, without the need for a costly NVDIMM cache or RDMA. Chris thinks they have a very interesting solution for the right customer.


#91 – Storage Field Day 18 in Review

In this episode of the Storage Unpacked podcast, Chris Evans and Martin Glassborow discuss what happened at Storage Field Day last month. The companies pretty cleanly divided between scale-out primary storage and data protection solutions. They touch on all the presenters, and where listeners can learn more about the event. Be sure to give it a listen as a preview before watching all of the event presentation video on our site.


EP17 – Storpool: Being the Best in Block Based Storage – With Boyan Ivanov

In this episode of the Tech Unplugged podcast, Max Mortillaro and Arjan Timmerman spoke with StorPool CEO Boyan Ivanov. They discussed a lot of what StorPool presented at Storage Field Day including the company’s product offering, how the product has evolved, and what to expect in the future.


StorPool – Block Storage Managed Well

Chin-Fah Heoh summarizes what StorPool offers pretty succinctly, they offer scale-out block storage technology, capable of delivering 1 million+ IOPS with sub-milliseconds response times. That’s a lot of lofty claims in one sentence. But Chin-Fah and the rest of the Storage Field Day delegates saw a demo at the event that left them believers. Just as impressive as their technology was their market focus. The company really sees themselves as a storage solution for cloud service providers, and Chin-Fah thinks that’s a perfect fit.


Voices in Data Storage – Episode 10: A Conversation With Boyan Ivanov

Enrico Signoretti put out a new episode of the Voices in Data Storage podcast. This time around, he spoke with StorPool CEO Boyan Ivanov. They discussed how he got started in IT, his history before founding StorPool, and what he thinks about object storage, serverless, and more. Both were at Storage Field Day, be sure to check out the full video of StorPool’s presentation.


StorPool, Fast Storage for Fast Times

Ray Lucchesi wasn’t sure what to make of StorPool when they started their presentation at Storage Field Day. But as they went on, Ray saw the light after a particularly impressive demo. The company was trying to match a Windows Server 2019 Hyper V benchmark which hit 13.8 M IOPS, which they were able to do without 1.5TB of Optane memory, 25Gbps RDMA Ethernet, and without having the VMs and its storage running on same nodes. To say Ray was impressed would be an understatement.


StorPool and the Death of Hardware-Defined Storage

Dan Frith got to hear from StorPool at Storage Field Day last week. The company has been in the software-defined storage game for a while, and offers a solution that lets you pool attached disk and SSD storage on servers into single shared block storage pool. Dan was impressed they include a robust set of data management features on top. He sees this as particularly appealing to service providers. While “hardware-defined” storage isn’t going away tomorrow, for Dan, solutions like StorPool show that SDS can definitely deliver compelling solutions without being locked into hardware.


StorPool Presents at Storage Field Day 18

StorPool was one of the presenters at Storage Field Day last month, and shared a blog post about their experience with the delegates. The company offers scale-out block storage software that offers high performance with low latency. Their presentation definitely left an impression with the delegates. Be sure to watch their full presentation video available on our YouTube channel.


Podcast #3 – Chris & Matt Review the SFD18 Presenters

In this podcast episode, Chris Evan and Matt Leib did an off the cuff rundown of the Storage Field Day presenters. The event was jam packed with interesting IT companies, and the two do a great job of running through what stood out from Cohesity, Datera, IBM, NetApp, StorPool, VAST Data WekaIO and Western Digital.


Storage Field Day 18 – It’s as Intense as Storage Field Day Gets

It’s hard to believe it, but Storage Field Day next week will be Max Mortillaro’s 7th such event. It’s hard to image having one without him around the delegate table. Despite the prospect of jet lag and a little information overload, he’s excited to hear from the full roster of presenting companies on tap. Be sure to tune into the event live stream to catch all the presentations along with Max.