Optimize Storage Efficiency & Performance with Erasure Coding Hardware Offload

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Nearly all object storage, including Ceph and Swift, support erasure coding because it is a more efficient data protection method than simple replication or traditional RAID. However, erasure coding is very CPU intensive and typically slows down storage performance significantly. Now Ethernet network cards are available that offload erasure coding calculations to hardware for both writing and reconstructing data. This offload technology has the potential to change the storage market by allowing customers to deploy more efficient storage without sacrificing performance. Attend this presentation to learn how erasure coding hardware offloads work and how they can integrate with products such as Ceph. Learning Objectives Learn the benefits and costs of erasure coding Understand how erasure coding works in products such as Ceph See how erasure coding hardware offloads accelerate storage performance