An interesting piece of marketing from Qumulo got me thinking, what would a ground up enterprise file system in 2018 look like?
Adam Leventhal didn’t feel like waiting for snapshots in future MacOS updates, so he decided to find a way to take advantage of the fs_snapshot system call included in the most recent betas. He basically uses DTrace to reverse engineer how a snapshot is created. He then builds an app in an attempt to create an actual snapshot.
The next version of Microsoft Windows Server includes integrated data deduplication technology. Microsoft is positioning this as a boon for server virtualization and claims it has very little performance impact. But how exactly does Microsoft’s de-duplication technology work?
Occasionally, virtualization administrators and/or storage administrators may find it necessary to expand a live VMFS datastore in a vSphere environment. With the use of the new EMC Unisphere client and the vSphere Client, the procedure is extremely easy. Read on for a how-to on extending VMFS datastores in a live environment using the Unisphere client.
The Gestalt IT Field Day was a great success in bringing together a mixture of delegates from varying discplines. Following the presentations from 3Par and Symantec, there was heated debate about the implementation of Thin Provisioning and the ability to reclaim released storage resources. This post covers the basic concepts of Thin Provisioning and more […]