Sun Tech Days in Shanghai, China


Sun Tech Days in Shanghai, China 2007 was held in the Shanghai International Convention Center. Over 1000 registered attendees were there during the first part of the Tech Days event, and around 200 stayed behind on the third day the start of the second part known as Community Event which was open to all software developers.


During the first two days, I helped man the G11N (globalization) booth where I answered questions related to Sun Cluster including some having to do with ZFS.  At the Community Event on the third day, I had the opportunity to present Open High Availability Cluster (OHAC) which was part of the umbrella OpenSolaris talks, in the afternoon. 

Of the 200 attendees who stayed behind for the Community Event, 50 came to the OHAC presentation. A quick poll at the start of the presentation indicated that half of which were familiar with the concept of HA cluster.  Even though the Sun Cluster presentation was scheduled for only 50 minutes, it was good 50 minutes as I showed how Sun Cluster actually works, the advantage of Sun Cluster in the kernel and the real HA Sun Cluster solution vs other built-in HA capability softwares which are not real HA in reality.  The live demo took a big chunk of presentation time, so there was only enough time for two questions during the official Q&A session at the end.

Based on the number of questions interactively asked during the live demo and even more questions asked after the official presentation and Q&A session, the interest in Sun Cluster technology is definitely there and growing!

Leland Chen
Solaris Cluster Engineering

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