More Small Files May 19, 2011
-- I was just reviewing some blog postings and decided to read the "Best Paper" for Usenix FAST 2011. The paper, titled, "A Study of Practical Deduplication" was written by William Bolosky of Microsoft Research and Dutch Meyer of British Columbia.
The Amazon EC2 Outage: Lessons Learned May 19, 2011
-- The Amazon EC2 outage last month will cause some people and businesses to conclude that relying on 'The Cloud' is just too risky. Here's why that's the wrong conclusion.
Dell Offers SSDs for In-Memory Solutions May 18, 2011
-- Dell and Fusion-io say the server giant will sell the smaller firm's NAND-based memory as a replacement for slower, more-expensive disk drives, for in-memory processing.
A Billion Files May Not Be That Hard After All May 18, 2011
-- I went to the Red Hat Summit the first week of May and attended a talk by Ric Wheeler from Red Hat. Ric is the file system manager for Red Hat and has been part of a group of people working on enterprise class features in Linux file systems.
Taneja Group Lab Review: NetApp SAN Efficiency May 13, 2011
-- NetApp’s claims to be the champion of storage efficiency, so Taneja Group took to the test lab with its hands-on testing "Technology Validation" service to see if NetApp does indeed see and deliver on a bigger picture vision of storage efficiency.
EMC Continues Its Cloud Barrage at EMC World May 11, 2011
-- More wall-to-wall product announcements and enhancements around EMC's cloud offerings. Even more interesting, for the second day running, EMC announced an open source initiative.
Storage, Power and the Role of Floating Point May 11, 2011
-- We have all heard of the MapReduce algorithm and its implementation in Hadoop, an open source search engine framework. One of the big issues that always comes up when working in this area is the amount of power being used. For most Hadoop environments, the most significant power component is not storage, but CPUs and memory.
openBench Lab Review: Veeam Backup & Replication v5 May 2, 2011
-- With the introduction of new vPower technology, Veeam Backup & Replication v5 provides IT with game-changing capabilities that radically alter previous notions about Recovery Time and Point Objectives and business continuity.
Lustre Comes Together May 2, 2011
-- Two weeks ago the Lustre User's Group (LUG) took place in Orlando. This was the first LUG that was totally driven by the user community which is a bit of a change from past LUGs