Sunday Dec 06, 2009

Deduplication now in ZFS

Deduplication is now available in ZFS in the latest OpenSolaris build! Have a look at early experience with this exciting new feature.[Read More]

Sunday Nov 08, 2009

Dedicated CPUs in zones - a small RM exercise

An exercise with resource management using Logical Domains and Solaris Containers, illustrating how these technologies interact, and how resource management looks when dedicated CPUs are used with Containers. [Read More]

Friday Sep 25, 2009

ZFS, Live Upgrade and Flash Archive - happy together at last

Flash Archive is a really handy Solaris feature for cloning Solaris systems. Unfortunately, until recently it didn't work with Solaris 10 systems that leveraged ZFS boot - but now it's available. Here's my experience making use of this.[Read More]

Sunday Feb 22, 2009

DTrace and the mighty Hercules

DTrace is one of the really powerful features of Solaris, providing fantastic observability into application and system behavior. Here, an example of using DTrace to provide instrumentation data into an emulator program I occasionally use.[Read More]

Friday Sep 19, 2008

Response to Joe Temple's blog on my blog...

IBM made an announcement that made invidious and inaccurate comparisons to our products. I blogged about why it was misleading. Other people blogged about my blog and said things that were even more misleading. Read my response here.[Read More]

Sunday Jun 15, 2008

No, there isn't a Santa Claus

I really don't like to use this blog for refuting competitor exaggerations and FUD. I'd really rather spend the infrequent time I spend on this blog talking about Sun technology. THere's so much great new stuff in Solaris, in our servers and storage products, and software stack, that it's just a nuisance to have to refute silly attacks on us.

But, once again into the fray. Read on to see the latest fuzzy math[Read More]

Wednesday May 28, 2008

How I found out that I might not exist

Last weekend I got an e-mail from an acquaintance of mine who pointed me to an industry web site where my blog (in particular the mainframe discussion) had been linked - but it said I might be a pseudonym! Read on to see how I got my name back :-) and learned a few things in the bargain.[Read More]

Monday Mar 03, 2008

The Ten Percent Solution

How do you make a slow, expensive platform look like it's competitive? This is the problem facing IBM with the announcement of their new System z10 mainframe. Read this article to see through deceptive benchmarketing[Read More]

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