Blog links, 11/21

While you can keep up with the feed of fishworks-tagged blogs, here are some recent posts by Fishworks engineers that you may have missed:

  • Greg talks about SAS, SATA, and JBODs all work together. And to anyone who thinks it's easy to "roll your own" cluster with SATA disks in a SAS JBOD, be sure to sit down with Greg (and Keith) for an enlightening/mind-numbing discussion about SATA affiliations.
  • Dave shows just how easy it is to add Analytics infrastructure to arbitrary applications by demonstrating HTTP/WebDAV analytics.
  • In his continuing quest for sympathy over the difficulty of lighting an LED (often called the "last problem" in computer science), Eric describes the final pieces needed to provide a coherent user experience for managing disks and faults.
  • Bill discusses the design and features of managing administrative users on the appliance, though he leaves on a cliff hanger - the true power of role-based access control (predicted to be a ratings monster) is put off until the next entry.
  • While venting his frustration over the Perl's resemblance to "a reeking metropolis like Lagos or Nairobi", Bryan provides insight into the history and power of the CLI.
  • While mentioned in the previous entry, Adam flexes his python skills and provides a tool for calculating storage capacity for various 7410 configurations.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out Mike's RAS whitepaper that describes a smorgasbord of features that keep your data safe and you informed about all the problems (or hopefully lack thereof) on all Sun Storage 7000 systems.

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