By Deirdre' Straughan on Jun 29, 2010
Brookhaven National Laboratory discusses its long term use of Oracle’s Sun Storage systems and the storage of over 15 petabytes of data.
Here are some of the folks who blog actively about storage at Oracle, listed roughly in order of popularity.
(If I'm missing someone, please let me know in the comments - more sources are always welcome!)
Jeff Bonwick - the big daddy of ZFS
BigAdmin - Rick Ramsey's funny and very useful blog about what's going on in the world of admins, which includes, of course, storage - BIG storage
Adam Leventhal - Fishworks
Oracle Solaris Video - many, many technical videos about all aspects of Solaris storage
Bizarre ! Vous avez dit Bizarre ? - Roch (rhymes with Spock) Bourbonnais : Kernel Performance Engineering. What to know how to get the best performance out of ZFS? Roch's your man.
The Observation Deck - Bryan Cantrill, one of the daddies of DTrace
Fishworks - what it says
Erick Schrock - "Musings about Fishworks, Operating Systems, and the software that runs on them"
On the Edge of the Open Storage Frontier - Tom Haynes brings 'em back alive
Dominic Kay - beneath that self-effacing British exterior lurks a man who really knows file systems
Internal Affairs - Dave Pacheco on Fishworks
Starting July 15th at 9 am (local time in Brisbane, Australia - GMT +10), we'll be streaming the Kernel Conference Australia. Go to our UStream page for the live stream and to participate and ask questions via chat.
Of particular interest to the storage crowd: Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore on ZFS Deduplication! 9:15 am tomorrow.
Ben Rockwood, Director of Systems at Joyent, speaks on "Storage in the Cloud" at the first OpenSolaris Storage Summit, held Sept 21, 2008, in Santa Clara, CA.
Just a quick note to let all of you know that the OpenSolaris storage community pages have been translated to Spanish, French, Japanese, Portugues, Russian, and Simplified Chinese. You can change the language from the left-hand nav bar or the Important Links section.
We hope this will help our storage community reach more of you around the globe.
If you have any questions or comments, send your thoughts to the storage community. Also, let us know if you'd like to get involved in any future translation efforts.
My bud Rich Brueckner has posted rough-cut videos from the Open Solaris Developers' Conference that many of us attended in Prague a couple of weeks ago.
Of specific interest to storage devlopers:
Our list of storage bloggers continues to grow, so here's an updated set. Note that there's an aggregated RSS feed of all these blogs available in the Open Solaris Storage community.
Some of the fine folks who bring you Sun's Solaris storage software are also bloggers. Some of their blogs are technical, some are personal, most are a mix (as reflected in their categories/tags, included here for your convenience). We think you'll find them all interesting and/or useful. Happy reading!
|devices...||James McPherson||amd64 Coding Conferences General Java Music OpenSolaris Solaris Travel ZFS|
|Aaron's Weblog||Aaron Dailey||About Me China FibreChannel General Solaris|
|Adam Leventhal||Adam Leventhal||DTrace | OpenSolaris | Other | Software | ZFS|
|Alok Aggarwal's Weblog||Alok Aggarwal||Music | NFS|
|AmyO's Blog||Amy O’connor||Open Source Personal Storage Sun|
|As Good A Place As Any||Tim Thomas||Miscellaneous NAS OpenSolaris Personal SAMBA Storage Archive Manager Sun Sun Fire X4500|
|BG Blog||Barry Greenberg|
|Bizarre ! Vous avez dit Bizarre ?||Roch Bourbonnais||General | ZFS|
|Bob Porras' Blog||Bob Porras||Personal Sun|
|Chalfant’s Blog||Randy Chalfant||Personal Sun|
|Dave Weibel||Dave Weibel\*|
|David Zhang’s blog||David Zhang|
|Dominic Kay||Dominic Kay||Filebench Oddities Open Source Paper Boy Performance Visualisation Storage|
|Don Traub's Weblog||Don Traub||General | Humor | Personal|
|Doug McCallum's Share Manager Weblog||Doug McCallum||General Java Music|
|Eet Not Crang||Torrey McMahon||General Music Storage What I Do|
|Eric Kustarz's Weblog||Eric Kustarz||FileBench | NFS | SETUP | ZFS|
|Event Horizon||Dave Hollister||\* COMSTAR \* JDS \* MPxIO \* OSD \* OSS|
|Grant Zhang - Snapshot of life||Grant Zhang|
|Jeff Bonwick||Jeff Bonwick||General Slab Allocator ZFS|
|Jim Walker||Jim Walker|
|Ken Gibson's Storage Networking Blog||Ken Gibson\*||General Java Music|
|Kool Aid Served Daily||Tom Haynes|
|Lin Ling||Lin Ling|
|Lori Alt's Weblog||Lori Alt||Personal Sun ZFS|
|Management Monogatari||Mark A. Carlson|
|Mark Maybee||Mark Maybee||ZFS|
|Mark Shellenbaum||Mark Shellenbaum||ZFS|
|Matthew Ahrens||Matthew Ahrens||General Solaris ZFS|
|Multithreaded Musings||Mark Musante|
|Neelakanth Nadgir's blog||Neelkanth Nadgir|
|Neil Perrin||Neil Perrin||Solaris ZFS|
|Nigel Dessau||Nigel Dessau\*||Personal Sun Storage|
|Paul@Sun - Musings about my life at Sun.||Paul Kasper||c c++ developer edition education express games networking social solaris students studio sun teacher temple tools web wikis wikis.sun.com|
|Ramblings from Richard's Ranch||Richard Elling||availability baseball benchmark braves cluster cmt cows developer diversity ducks ecc eco fire fma freebsd hockey hpc indiana java javaone jogl m4000 m5000 m8000 m9000 markov memory mlb.com model mtbs mttdl niagara2 opensolaris opensparc oracle padres performability performance pet-peeves rac raid ramona ranch ras rascad reliability repair sdosug server serviceability sheep solaris sparc storagetek t2 t2plus t5120 t5220 tarantula thumper ultrasparc v490 witch worldwind x4500 zfs|
|Reed's Online Notes||Reed Liu|
|Reflections on OS addiction||Eric Schrock||DTrace General OpenSolaris Software Solaris ZFS|
|SAM-QFS||Ted Pogue||Personal Sun|
|SAMF||Sam Falkner||DTrace | General | Music | NFS | SMF | Solaris|
|Storage Stop||Group blog||\* All \* OpenSolaris \* Sun \* Tools \* Video|
|Sumit Gupta's Blog||Sumit Gupta|
|Sumit Gupta's HBA Insights||Sumit Gupta\*\*||General Java Music|
|Taylor's Take on Sun Storage||Taylor Allis||amazon disk eco emc honeycomb ibm open opensolaris openstorage saas solaris storage storagetek sun sunstorage tape thumper virtualization vtl web2.0 x4500 zfs Storage Intelligence|
|The "Availability Suite"||Jim Dunham|
|The Long Purple Line||Dan Maslowski|
|The Robinson Factor||David Robinson\*|
|Tim Foster||Tim Foster||Off-topic OpenSolaris OpenSolaris Monthly Translation, language and tools ZFS|
|Umang Kumar's Weblog||Umang Kumar|
|Valdis Filks||Valdis Filks|
|Weblog of Jeff Cheeney||Jeff Cheeney||Open Source Storage Personal Solaris Sun|
This morning while trolling through the blogsphere we encouterned some enlightning blog posts.
Storage, Storage, Storage - "Using ZFS you can now build high-capacity, redundant storage systems for as little as $.25-.50/GB, which is pretty close to street price for the drives themselves. Alternatively, you can build tier-1 high-performance redundant storage systems, roughly equivalent in quality to enterprise solutions, for as low as $2/GB, which is practically unheard of." - Randy Bias from neoTactics.
Less known Solaris Features: Point-in-time copy with AVS - Joerg Moellenkamp presents a detailed tutorial on the enterprise critical feature Availability Suite (blog).
Jeff Bonwick speaks at the Storage Networking Industry Association's Storage Developer Conference (held September 10-13, 2007, in San Jose) about the coming revolution in storage, and why resistance is futile.
11 mins.download video for iPod of Open Solaris as a Storage Platform here
We're also having a Birds of a Feather session on Wednesday, February 27 at 8pm in the California Room at the Fairmont in San Jose; we'd love you to drop by to meet some project leads and chat about OpenSolaris as a storage platform.
We look forward to meeting you on one side or the other of the Atlantic!
Symbiosis - "Over the last couple of months my team has been working hard with our partner and OEM, Hitachi Data Systems to help get native support for the AMS 500 in the operating system. MPxIO,
our core path state and encapsulation technology with responsibility
for high availability on a wide range of storage arrays now just works
with the AMS as of build 84 of Open Solaris." - Dan Maslowski
Big Clusters and Deferred Repair - "When we build large clusters, such as high performance clusters or any cluster with a large number of computing nodes, we begin to look in detail at the repair models for the system. You are probably aware of the need to study power usage, air conditioning, weight, system management, networking, and cost for such systems. So you are also aware of how multiplying the environmental needs of one computing node times the number of nodes can become a large number." - Richard Relling
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