Monitoring Ceph health with Prometheus

Monitoring Ceph with Prometheus is straightforward since Ceph already exposes an endpoint with all of its metrics for Prometheus. In this article, we will put it all together to help you start monitoring your Ceph storage cluster and guide you through all the important metrics. Ceph offers a great solution for object-based storage to manage large amounts of data even on economical hardware. Besides, the Ceph Foundation is organized as a direct fund under the Linux Foundation.


2021: The year of Cortex for IoT?

My Grafana Labs colleague RichiH recently talked about why IoT and time series databases work so well together. It just so happens that we have a highly scalable time series database on hand. Let’s talk about that. My name is Goutham, and I am a maintainer for Cortex. I have been working on it for nearly three years out of the four-and-a-half years the project has existed. Cortex is built to serve as a scalable, long-term store for Prometheus.


Bridging Cloud and On-Premises Content Storage in a Post-Pandemic World

In the last several years, companies have accelerated their cloud adoption and have invested time and resources to lift and shift their content, development and applications to public and private clouds. The onset of the global health crisis has further accelerated even the more traditional brick-and-mortar companies to invest in cloud technologies. Yet, we still see customers hosting content on on-premises repositories in spite of inexpensive per-GB cloud storage. Why is that?


Cloud-Based Storage Misconfigurations - Understanding the Security Risks and Responses

Misconfigurations remain one of the most common risks in the technology world. Simply telling organisations to “fix” this problem, however, is not as easy as it might first seem because there’s a myriad of technologies at play in modern infrastructure deployments. All of this results in a complicated mix of hardening approaches for each system. What is key, then, is to identify where hardening is required and then consider the methodology for each area.


Will Azure Blob Storage Rule the Unstructured Data Storage Space?

2020 was indeed challenging for still had great learning! One of them is what I am sharing with the community through this blog. For enterprises like us, worldwide work from anywhere became the new reality. We had to move towards a cloud-native world where secure data storage and effective remote management of IT infrastructure were of supreme importance.


Do Edge Applications Need Stateful Storage?

Kubernetes applications are increasingly making their way to the edge and embedded computing. Storage will quickly follow as the applications that rely on this edge infrastructure become more advanced and naturally carry more state. According to a study by McKinsey and Company, a “connected car” processes up to 25GB of data per hour.

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What is a NAS server and what is it for?

Storage devices for networking, or NAS servers are in good health. And no wonder, since we have increasingly more data to save and more need to use them from different locations. Traditionally, NAS servers have been considered a cheaper (and also more limited) alternative to other types of servers. However, NAS servers can also be used to carry out different tasks. But before we get into that, how about we find out more about what a NAS server is?


How we live-migrated massive Cortex clusters to blocks storage with zero impact to Grafana Cloud customers

January 20, 15:01 UTC. I was sitting in my home office, watching the screen and feeling a mix of emotion and nostalgia as a pod was getting terminated. We have thousands of pods, continuously starting and terminating, and I’m definitely not spending my days watching them, so why was this one special? The terminating ingester-0 pod was the very last Cortex ingester running on chunks storage in Grafana Labs’ infrastructure.

Multi-Cloud Archive & Restore: Azure Blob Storage and AWS S3 Support has recently launched its Smart Tiering solution, which gives you the flexibility to place data on different tiers to optimize cost, performance and availability. Our mission has been to make Smart Tiering a multi-cloud and multi-region service. As part of this launch, we are glad to announce that the Historical Tier now supports Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, alongside AWS S3.