Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Advances in Garage, the low-tech storage platform for geo-distributed clusters

Garage is a self-contained, low-tech storage system for building geo-distributed storage clusters. Garage is developped by Deuxfleurs, an experimental self-hosting collective.

Garage targets primarily home-grown clusters composed of second-hand commodity hardware, spread over multiple physical locations for redundancy. Garage is built from scratch to tolerate slow nodes, high latency between nodes and temporary network failures or node crashes while still providing satisfactory quality of service.

Since our last talk at FOSDEM 2022, Garage has matured significantly, with a v1.0 release on the horizon. This talk will cover major changes in recent Garage versions and present our findings on the best practices for deploying and scaling storage clusters.


Alex Auvolat