The backup storage was running low on the server. While I was doing some research on which NAS device would work for my needs out of the box, the concept of SAM-SD pops out as an alternative way of building a reliable storage system at enterprise level.
Rather than a terminology or a product widely recognized in tech, it’s a concept that uses open storage technology to build a storage system or product on top of enterprise level of hardware. To build a SAM-SD storage using SAM-SD method, you likely need:
- A dedicated storage server or device
- Enterprise-class hardware, such as DELL, HPE, and SuperMicro
- Enterprise Open Storage software and OS, no proprietary software or closed system.
There are more choices when choosing an open storage software, such as:
- Linux Family [Very Well Suited to Storage in General]
- OpenSuse: enterprise, free Linux distro with a heavy focus on storage and clustering technologies.
- Fedora, CentOS: enterprise, free Linux distros with heavy focus on core technology and stability.
- Ubuntu: enterprise, free Linux distro with high change rate.
- Solaris Family
- OpenIndiana and derivatives.
- BSD Family
Approaching SAM-SD to build enterprise storage