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Provide a complete notification system in order for one to automatically react to changes in the underlying storage infrastructure: too many I/Os, a server failure, a new node joining etc.
Byzantine fault tolerance
Allow for the creation of untrustworthy networks (in which data is stored on silos that users may not trust) while ensuring reliability and security.
Heterogeneous storage contributions
Balance the data while taking into account that some silos have more capacity than others.
Storage reliability level
Allow the administrator to define the reliability of silos/providers. For instance, S3 already replicates data internally while a standalone server does not.
Allow the Hub to be deployed on premise to allow it to act as a gateway for mobility, to support both LDAP-based and standalone accounts (for external collaborators), to manage keys and more.
Integrate with LDAP to retrieve the users, groups and permissions in an existing organization.
Openstack Swift interface
Provide an Openstack Swift object/block interface.
Allow applications to lock file system objects to prevent other user/applications to use them.
Erasure coding policy
Provide erasure coding as an alternative to bare replication to halve the storage capacity required to ensure data durability.
Allow compression to be activated to reduce storage consumption depending on the nature of the data to be stored.
Provide a policy to activate deduplication in order to reduce storage consumption when storing identical pieces of data.
Windows SMB interface
Provide an SMB integration server to easily integrate in existing production environments.
Allow users to explore and roll-back to a previous version of a file.
Allow the underlying block device logic to be accessed through the iSCSI interface.
Data placement policy
Control the placement of the redundant pieces of data through data placement policies: rack-aware, region-aware etc.
Provide an integration for Kubernetes to use Infinit as a resilient and scalable storage backend.
Provide the ability to snapshot an Infinit volume at a point in time in order to both clone an existing volume or ultimately restore such a snapshot to act as a backup. The process of snapshotting is crash-consistent, allowing one to backup a volume still in use by potentially delaying writings for the duration of the snapshot.
NFS gateway interface
Allow volumes to be mounted through the NFS protocol, via a specific gateway.
Allow for one to specify the type of storage (SSD, HD etc.) to use for specific data types e.g metadata.
Provide a way to customize the consistency policy for the administrator to pick the one that best fits its use cases e.g strong, eventual etc.
Provide encryption policies that can be activated/deactivated and customized.
Block device logic
Provide a storage logic that allows for storing data through an elastic block device.
Provide an network block device interface for accessing a block device storage logic.
Object storage logic
A logic to store blobs of unstructured data in the same way made popular by the Amazon S3 cloud service.
Amazon S3 interface
Provide an AWS S3-compatible interface for accessing the object storage logic.
Provide a cluster mode to ease the process of setting up common infrastructure-like storage deployments.
Key-value store performance optimization
Optimize the underlying key-value store (ovelay network and distributed hash table).
Key-value store API
Provide an gRPC-based API for accessing the underlying key-value store directly without instantiating a storage logic/interface.
Docker Swarm Service
Offer an easy way for Infinit's key-value store to be deployed in a Docker Swarm through a service.
Improve the key-value store's stability, in particular its resilience and scalability.
Integrate with Prometheus in order to simplify accessibility to monitoring information.
Block size policy
Allow for the block size to be customize at the storage logic level e.g file system.
Monitoring0.7.2 release » read more
Provide a binary and API to retrieve information from an Infinit storage platform: number of nodes, health, I/Os etc.
Alpine Linux Build0.7.2 release » read more
Provide a build for the Alpine Linux distribution.
Kouncil overlay network0.7.3 release » read more
The Kouncil overlay network offers better performance for medium-sized networks.
Windows Dokan interface0.7.0 release » read more
Provide a native interface for Windows operating systems to mount Infinit file systems through the Dokan (FUSE-like) kernel module.
Koordinate overlay network
Offer the possibility to run multiple overlay networks in parallel to ease debugging when introducing a new type of overlay network.
Performance optimizations0.7.0 release
Integrate low-level networking and overlay network optimizations.
Docker volume plugin0.6.2 release » read more
Allow Infinit volumes to be accessed directly from within Docker containers through the Docker volume plugin API and the new infinit-daemon binary.
Add support for IPv6-based network interfaces.
infinit-doctor0.6.1 release » read more
Provide a binary to allow one to easily check the health of its local configuration, network capability and more.
Scale out/in0.6.0 release
Allow to add/remove storage servers, manually or following a fault: the system adapts by possibly creating new replicas in order to maintain the redundancy policy e.g replication factor.
Scale up/down0.6.0 release
Allow to attach additional/detach silos and/or increase/decrease the storage capacity contributions from a device to an existing network, without incurring any interruption of service.
infinit-journal0.5.5 release » read more
Provide a binary to consult the state of the asynchronous cache, also known as journal.
Dynamic rebalancing0.6.0 release
Dynamically rebalancing some blocks to another nodes following the fault of a storage node in order to maintain the replication factor defined by the network administrator.
Google Cloud Storage silo0.5.2 release » read more
Allow Google Cloud Storage to be used as a block silo.
Amazon S3 silo0.3.5 release » read more
Allow Amazon S3 to be used as a block silo.
Storage contribution limit0.3.0 release » read more
Allow one to specify the storage capacity to allocate when creating a storage.
Group-based access control0.4.0 release » read more
Allow users to organize themselves into groups and control access to files/directories to those groups.
Fine-grained passports0.3.0 release
Allow the administrator to issue passport for a user to act either as a client and/or server (preventing a user from attaching additional silos) but also to control whether a user can put and/or get blocks in the network.
Storage load network-wide balancing0.3.0 release
Support distributing the blocks across several storage nodes that contribute storage capacity through one or more silos.
NAT traversal0.3.0 release
Improve the probability of connection by relying on NAT traversal if directly connection and uPnP failed.
Offer nodes to configure, if available, their router to open a port to connect to other nodes in peer-to-peer.
Fault tolerance0.3.0 release
Detect failures (crash, disconnection etc.) and rely on the other replicas for the service to operate as usual without the users noticing something went wrong.
Multi-device user0.3.0 release
Provide users ways to transfer their user identities to another device.
Paxos consensus0.3.0 release
Introduce Paxos to reach consensus among the storage nodes responsible for the replicas of a specific piece of data.
Replication policy0.3.0 release
Define the replication factor for every block of every file system object (file, directory etc.) to be stored multiple times to ensure the durability and availability of the data.
Caching policy0.3.0 release
Introduce a caching mechanism to speed up operations.
Asynchronous policy0.3.0 release
Support operations being performed asynchronously meaning that system calls return once the operation is committed in the journal with the data modifications being later published throughout the storage network.
Support for high-throughput data transmission through UDP-based network protocols.
Import SSH RSA key0.3.0 release » read more
Allow users to import their existing SSH RSA key to work with Infinit.
Cloud storage services management0.3.0 release » read more
Offer an easy way to manage credentials to cloud storage services by relying on the Infinit Hub.
Hub0.3.0 release » read more
Introduce the Hub to ease the process of connecting cloud storage services, share networks/volumes/etc. with friends etc.
Allow the network administrator to authorize other users to connect and possibly contribute additional storage capacity.
Access control list0.3.0 release
Allow users to control the permissions on their file system objects: files, directories etc.
Kelips overlay network0.3.0 release
Introduce the Kelips gossip-based overlay network.
macOS FUSE interface0.3.0 release
Support for a native integration through the FUSE kernel module on macOS.
Command-line tools0.3.0 release
Provide basic command-line tools to create users, storages, networks and volumes.
Linux FUSE interface0.3.0 release
Support for a native integration through the FUSE Linux kernel module.
Multiple silos per server0.3.0 release
Allow nodes to attach several storage nodes and distribute blocks among those storages.
Block encryption0.3.0 release
Encrypt the data blocks, in transit and at rest, with a key unique to the block.
File system logic0.3.0 release
Represent files into a collection of mutable/immutable blocks and hierarchical organization.
Local silo0.3.0 release
Allow a local file system to act as a silo by storing blocks of encrypted data as local files.