It's a wrap! OpenSolaris Storage Summit

Thanks to all who attended Monday's OpenSolaris Storage Summit! We had lots of great talks from community members on OpenSolaris and storage and how the economics of Open Storage help them hold their own in the current economic environment.

Don MacAskill from Smugmug talked about what it takes to manage and serve the over 475 million photos on smugmug.com. Don shared his investigations into OpenSolaris and ZFS that led to their purchase of some Sun Storage 7000s. Check out Don's picture from twitter...

Mike LaSpina, Comstar user extraordinaire, demonstrated Storage Re-provisioning with COMSTAR.  Mike's been a regular participant on the OpenSolaris Storage discussion alias.

Paddy Sreenivasan from Zmanda shared their experiences in getting their Zmanda packages ready for the OpenSolaris distro repository. Paddy and his team have helped the OpenSolaris porters community refine the process and tools.

Alex Barclay from the Laureate Institute for Brain Research talked about how they are combining clinical data, neuroimagery, DNA/RNA, protein, epigenetic factors to develop models of brain and disease. I appreciated the close look at the types of data and access patterns that Alex sees at the Institute. Alex and team ended up purchasing a Sun Unified Storage solution after his involvement in the September 08 Open Solaris Storage Summit and followup at SuperComputing 08.

Tucker Bradford from SETI talked about the outer reaches of data with ETI For The People: Addressing the Challenge of Massive Data Sharing. With the Allen Telescope Array coming online SETI expects to deal with 918 Exabytes of data each year! 

Special thanks to our Sun friends for their talks as well... Mike Shapiro on Sun Open Storage 2009-2010, Sunay Tripathi on Crossbow and Open Networking, Drew Wilson on Filebench Architecture, Eric Schrock on Storage FMA, and Adam Leventhal on ZFS, Cache, and Flash.

We concluded the day with a Community Marketplace and reception on the 36th floor of the Grand Hyatt. Wonderful views...


Ben Rockwood and Robin Harris                Northeast San Francisco Bay                Southeast San Francisco Bay
                          aka StorageMojo

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