Sunday Nov 09, 2008

Target cheat sheets...

Last week I presented COMSTAR futures to the DMA (Data Management Ambassadors). We talked about the strength of the COMSTAR framework and a fair bit about the adoption curve. The truth is, hype and pride aside, COMSTAR is a game changer for us. The naive implementation is merely third tier storage or interesting scratch disks. However, as people become more comfortable with the employment of COMSTAR, they are recognizing that the strength of COMSTAR isn't so much that you CAN do these types of things but rather you can essentially deploy world class data services at a fraction of the cost. And, it is easy to do. So the possibility is merely exciting. The savings is revolutionary. 

I also promised to post the matrix of targets... Here it is...


Component S10 Nevada Open Solaris 2008.11 Open Solaris 2009.04
iSCSITGTD U4/U7
Use Build 100
Yes
Yes
COMSTAR FC QLT
No
90
Yes
Yes
COMSTAR FC EMLX
No
100
Yes

Yes

COMSTAR iSCSI
No
103
No

Yes

COMSTAR iSCSI-iSER No
112
No
No
COMSTAR OSDT
No
No
No
No
COMSTAR SAS (LSI)
No
No, but you can apply on top. http://opensolaris.org/os/project/comstar/mptt/
No
No
COMSTAR SRP
No
116
No
No
COMSTAR FCoE
No
112
No
No

Friday Jun 13, 2008

Rock star guitar hero

Sumit is still a rock star. Here is his latest guitar riff. Seriously, ZFS, DTRACE and COMSTAR: What more could you want on a phenomenal Friday in June?

Thursday Jun 12, 2008

"New Sun code transforms x86 servers into storage arrays"

The guys over at Computerworld wrote a little blurb about COMSTAR:

Open-source Comstar software enables servers to act as block-storage devices

By Brian Fonseca

Anyone out in the world want to share a story, complaint, request or <ahem> praise? Shoot me a note.

For those of you living under a rock, check it all out right here at:

http://opensolaris.org/os/project/comstar

Wednesday Jun 11, 2008

COMSTAR PR

The COMSTAR press is starting to roll out and it is very cool. My team has worked on COMSTAR for more than a year, and, people from Roger Dong's team and of course our test resources and our docs folks have spent a lot of energy making the project and making it successful. Lynn blogs about it here. I expect a fair bit of press over the next few weeks. Deirdre' helped us get the campaign rolling and it is all staring to come together!  My very first Chinese blog was about COMSTAR.
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