Open source storage is a solution that solves vertical and pain point challenges. There are many scenarios where it is not necessary. Organisations might just want to hold onto the data they have. In this instance, an S3 bucket or Blobstore API will cover them.
But, implementing an open source storage solution makes sense for targeted use cases. Lustre is a good example if your organisation needs to do some aggressive high performance computing. “For those sorts of workloads, Lustre is extremely mature,” said Stephen Manley, chief technologist at Druva. “It’s extremely well integrated into the ecosystem.”
[Source: Information Age]