ZFS really piques my interest, so I just had to include it in my TechTarget storage virtualization seminar series. Here's a quick primer for those of you who aren't familiar with it, and thus are wondering why anyone would get stoked over a filesystem! ZFS (originally "zettabyte file system" but now just ZFS) takes the essential technolgy from file systems and volume … [Read more...] about ZFS: Super File System!
Archives for February 2008
When researching the interaction of storage and VMware for my upcoming TechTarget seminar series on storage virtualization, I picked up a few little tidbits of information that I wanted to share... Beware of block sizes greater than 256 KB when using certain Fibre Channel arrays! VMware's performance research shows that throughput drops on some FC arrays, though they … [Read more...] about VMware Storage Tidbits
I've been feverishly preparing for my upcoming TechTarget seminar series focused on storage virtualization, so I thought it might be interesting to post a few topics from the talk here on the blog. If you'll be in Washington DC on March 4, or Durham NC on March 6 and are interested in the world of storage and server virtualization, I'd love for you to register and attend this … [Read more...] about Volume Management: Virtualizing Host Storage
There is a total lunar eclipse beginning right now, viewable across the United States and Europe! The moon will be fully eclipsed an hour and 15 minutes from now, midnight my time. So go outside and look up! … [Read more...] about Go Outside NOW! Look Up! It’s a Total Lunar Eclipse!
Apple's business customers do not appear amused at the company's exit from the enterprise storage space, but it was the quiet way that the company dumped the Xserve RAID product from their lineup that really irked. "XRAID" customers were left wondering whether they made the right choice, and if the company's support for the defunct storage array might dry up, too. Apple … [Read more...] about Apple Customers Vent Over Ex-Xserve RAID