Morgan Stanley chooses Solaris 11 to run cloud file services

At the EAKC2012 Conference last week in Edinburg, Robert Milkowski, Unix engineer at Morgan Stanley, presented on deploying OpenAFS on Solaris 11. It makes a great proofpoint on how ZFS and DTrace gives a definite advantage to Solaris over Linux to run AFS distributed file system services, the "cloud file system" as Robert calls it in his blog. Robert used ZFS to achieve a 2-3x compression ratio on data and greatly lower the TCA and TCO of the storage subsystem, and DTrace to root-cause scalability bottlenecks and improve performance. As future ideas, Robert is looking at leveraging more Solaris features like Zones, ZFS Dedup, SSD for ZFS, etc.
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How many servers are included in thaïs setup ?

Posted by guest on October 25, 2012 at 08:47 PM CEST #

The presentation talks about 4-to-8 X4270-class servers. I recommend you post questions directly to Robert on this blog at http://milek.blogspot.co.uk/.

Posted by Frederic Pariente on October 25, 2012 at 09:02 PM CEST #

see slide #8 for some numbers - there are much more servers involved than 4-8...

Posted by guest on October 31, 2012 at 12:10 AM CET #

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