A place for everything and everything in its place

At Sun we tended to publish whatever we wanted, and put it wherever we wanted. While that felt quite liberating, it could be quite difficult for our employees, customers, and partners to find the things we published. One needed to market one's document or tool on all kinds of mailing lists and forums in order for people to find it. That was of course how the size calculator for the ZFS Storage Appliance was first published: to a blog and a wiki back in 2008.

Oracle (as you might imagine for a company that produces software to manage and share data) likes to keep things a little more organized. To that end, I'll be sending the next release of the size calculator through some paperwork and process to get it posted to OTN (Oracle Technology Network). On OTN it will be easier for people who haven't bookmarked my blog to find it, and it will be centrally located with other ZFS Storage Appliance tools and documents making it easier for people using the tool to find other interesting and relevant information.

In the short term this means that the tool won't be available (on my blog or anywhere else), but that won't be permanent. I'll be sure to share the OTN link to the next release once it is available. I'm sorry if this is an inconvenience.

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