I’ve dabbled with FreeNAS in the past and had such a great experience with pfSense (a similar FreeBSD-based project) that I jumped in with both feet on my home office server build. But my initial impressions were, frankly, terrible. I’ve got the system running and stable now, but I’m finding it difficult to recommend FreeNAS at this point.
Qumulo Launches To Manage Data At Scale
But what do you do after creating Isilon, the most successful scale-out storage platform in history? Add in some advanced data management services and make it a software-only platform!
Defining Failure: What Is MTTR, MTTF, and MTBF?
Most computer industry vendors use the term â€œMTBFâ€ rather indiscriminately. But IT pros know that systems do not magically repair themselves, at least not yet, so MTTR and MTTF are just as important!
NetApp Unifies and Consolidates Software, Not Just Storage Capacity
NetApp has expanded its storage software footprint, and recently unified these offerings under the “OnCommand” banner. Some of these products are intended solely for NetApp storage, but many are suitable for heterogeneous and even non-NetApp environments. Let’s take a look!
We Need a Storage Revolution
Storage protocols continue to mimic direct attached storage, with the concepts of block and file at its core. No amount of virtualization, and no new protocol, will fix this – we need a storage revolution.