Way back in the 1990's, UNIX admins delighted in upgrading from NFSv2 to NFSv3. Then NFSv4 came around and ... crickets. Now VMware has become the first major/useful/mainstream application for NFSv4.1, so the floodgates are open! But are they? A Little History A long, long time ago, when Sun was the dominant server company and x86 was still a desktop CPU, computers needed … [Read more...] about vSphere 6: NFS 4.1 Finally Has a Use?
This week I'm attending the Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara, CA. This event always includes fantastic content for storage nerds like me, and I'm glad to be bringing along a few friends as well! We'll be holding live Tech Field Day Roundtable discussions at the event, and I'll be posting videos as well! What is SDC? The Storage Developer Conference is a unique … [Read more...] about Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara CA
Apple's not an enterprise company or a storage company. In fact, they're rapidly jettisoning both - consider the sad fate of the Xserve RAID. But Apple does have enterprise features and storage features in their operating systems. And Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" is a great case in point. From Versions to Time Machine Local Snapshots to AirDrop, Lion brings some storage love, and … [Read more...] about Key Storage Features in Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”
A while back, I started a series called "back from the pile" featuring interesting links from the week. Bonus points if you recognize that title reference, but just in case, you might want to watch Old George for yourself! (Warning: NSFW if language is an issue...) This week's highlights included lots about NFSv4 and IBM's new Storwize V7000. Some great networking … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, October 17, 2010