Wednesday May 16, 2012

So, what makes ZFS so cool? (Part I: high level overview)

I have the privilege to do Solaris 11 tech-updates/demos at customers. It always amazes me how much they are amazed by ZFS. Don't get me wrong, ZFS is really cool. But it isn't exactly new technology, it's been around for a while now, the first implementations in 2003, included in Solaris 10 since S10 Update 2 in 2006. Everyone has heard about it being awesome, but every now and then I get the question for detauls: So tell me, what really makes ZFS so cool? 

Let me tell you about it. 

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Wednesday Mar 14, 2012

Great Solaris 10 features paving the way to Solaris 11

It takes time to make the move on a productive platform from Solaris 10 to Solaris 11. Years, possibly. Many customers will run Solaris 10 for a long time more - here's a summary of some features that can ease their operations and were already available in S10 too. [Read More]

Monday Sep 19, 2011

Solaris 10 u10 has been released. What's new?

Solaris 10 u10 has been released, let's see some of the new features included. [Read More]
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