This past Tuesday we launched a beta with Spiceworks where we have 29 Spiceheads testing AetherStore and reporting back to our private panel.
If you’re not familiar with the Spiceworks community, it’s 4 million IT pros and tech vendors swapping IT knowledge. Spiceworks also provides a service through which you can conduct a private beta with a number of IT pros that are interested in your technology. The Spiceheads on your panel test and provide feedback in a private forum on basically every aspect of your product.
This beta is a big milestone for us, and already the feedback has been really helpful. Once the panel is complete we’ll post an update to share what we’ve learned. In the meantime, whether you’re part of our Spicepanel or just want to learn more about AetherStore, here’s a look back at a few blog posts we’ve written that explain some AetherStore Beta fundamentals:
- “Storage Capacity That Increases With Your Demand”: Greg explains how to store data efficiently so each new node increases your storage capacity
- “Fast Reads in a Replicated Storage System”: Gus covers how AetherStore aims to provide write and read speeds equivalent to local disk drive, even when the data replication factor is less than the total number of machines.
- “Where is the Server?”: Hint: there isn’t one.
Or if you’re looking for a slightly more technical read:
- “The Multicast Revival: LAN Multicast with Code Example”: This post is on basic theory behind IPv4 and Ethernet Multicast, and contains a code sample showing how it can be used in best practice.
- “Zero-Conf: Bootstrapping the Network Layer”: On the zero-configuration protocol.
Stay tuned for an update on our AetherStore Spiceworks Beta in a of couple weeks. We’re also looking forward to getting this release out to our Early Adopters who have been crucial in getting us this far! If you’re interested in testing AetherStore for yourself, check it out here!