As promised, some follow-up to OLF.
Chris from SmartFile gave a great talk at OLF this year on MooseFS and how SmartFile leverages it to handle their rapidly-growing storage infrastructure.
Specifically, he compared it to Ceph and GlusterFS.
In short, MooseFS provides better configurability than either Ceph or GlusterFS, runs with lower overhead, and provides more flexibility for their environment.
One of the other cool things Chris said was they adopted the BackBlaze StoragePodÂ design for their “green monster” storage units. Nice to see open source being leveraged not just in software, but hardware, too 🙂