Friday Nov 14, 2008

InfoWorld: Sun's ZFS has more tricks up its sleeve


InfoWorld's Logan Harbaugh posted a review under "Storage Adviser" column, discussing the various features of ZFS present in the recently announced Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems.

Logan said the "most alluring features are the file system and the analytics made available through SNIA-standard RPC calls, using the DTrace fault tracing system included in OpenSolaris."
ZFS
Of the specific features, Logan called out the Hybrid Storage Pools, "which integrate DRAM, read-optimized SSDs, write-optimized SSDs, and regular disk into a seamless whole." The use of DTrace in the system "make all sorts of performance data available," which Logan said will also allow for very granular optimization. Logan then listed several features such as the clustering capabilities of ZFS, data services, support for a variety of protocols, and FISHworks storage system as providing the system "a lot of potential."

Overall, Logan commented, "the Sun hardware should provide good capabilities at a good price. But the best part is that the software magic is also available through the open source OpenSolaris and ZFS, as long as the hardware you choose has all the parts necessary to fully utilize the ZFS capabilities."

About

chhandomay

Search

Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today