Blog links, 3/16

It's been a few of months since the last blog roundup from the Fishworks team, and there have been quite a number of interesting posts.

Bryan has been hard at work excoriating the SPEC SFS benchmark and chastizing its would-be supporters (with a brief diversion to marvel at the similarities between the Fishworks business plan and that of NetApp from its inception).

Dave has written a great post on fault management and alerts in the Sun Storage 7000 series. He also recently highlighted one of the great, unsung features of the 7000 series: built-in, free, flexible compression that can in fact improve system performance.

Adam wrote the very useful space calculator for the Sun Storage 7410. This uses a 7000 series system to calculate the delivered capacity of a 7410 configuration. Conveniently, you can use this with the Sun Storage 7000 Simulator — a fully-featured VM version of the 7000 series whose use and genesis Adam also wrote about in detail. He spoke at the OpenSolaris Storage Summit about the Hybrid Storage Pool and ZFS and at the WISH conference about the failings of SSDs today. Taking the lead from bloggers at EMC and NetApp, Adam wrote about the flexibility of the Hybrid Storage Pool, discussed its origin, and commented on the announcement of some SSDs designed for the HSP.

Brendan, the ever prolific performance profiler, has written and continues to write an amazing series on the performance of the Sun Storage 7000 series:

Stay tuned for more from the Fishworks team!

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