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    October 25, 2012

Morgan Stanley chooses Solaris 11 to run cloud file services

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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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  • guest Thursday, October 25, 2012

    How many servers are included in thaïs setup ?

  • Frederic Pariente Thursday, October 25, 2012

    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/.

  • guest Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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

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