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?
It's an old story: Hot startups are created by clever technologists, but it takes a different kind of leadership to really hit the big time. Many of today's smaller companies are following this well-worn path, with both Panasas and ParaScale this week replacing their CEOs with industry veterans. These changes show that the investors in these businesses are looking either for a … [Read more...] about The CEO Shuffle
Garth Gibson, author of the seminal paper which presented the redundant array of inexpensive independent disks (RAID) to the world, has a nice quick interview over at eWeek. It's worth a read, since Gibson's long been on the forefront of storage tech. He talks about how parallel NFS (pNFS) is set to trickle down to the enterprise from the high-performance compute labs. It's … [Read more...] about Garth Gibson: Still Relevant After All These Years