What do you get when you start a company with the someone who invented IP Switching, employee #8 for Sun Microsystems, an engineer who helped develop HDMI, and a former CEO of Zero Motorcycles? DriveScale of course! I was at Tech Field Day last week and got to see DriveScale up close and . . .
Backblaze published their drive reliability figures. They've got a few drives to derive data from, having 300PB of data kind of requires it. The company recently upgraded from 2TB drives from HGST and Western Digital to new Seagate 8TB drives. There was some concern that if these had significantly . . .
Tim Miller isn't a "storage guy" but he wrote a pair of "Linux Interlude" posts focusing on filesystem layouts, LVM, and Docker that are well worth reading. He starts with this bit about making a future-proof Linux filesystem layout in A Brief Linux Interlude - Partitions, Logical Volumes, and . . .
Chin-Fah Heoh of Storage Gaga comments: In a world of utterly confusing messaging about Flash Storage, I was eager to find out what makes Tegile tick at the Storage Field Day session. Yes, I loved Tegile and the campus visit was very nice. I was also very impressed that they have more than 700 . . .
James Green of VirtAdmin comments: Perhaps you’ve heard of DataGravity (@DataGravityInc), or perhaps you haven’t. They’ve been staying pretty quiet about what they’ve been working on. Today, however, they’re dropping the veil. Read on for a look into what you can expect from this exciting . . .
Julian Wood of WoodITWork.com writes: Sure, flash is revolutionising array storage but its going to take time to replace spinning rust with flash and again it often comes down to cost. Purchasing an all flash array or even just a shelf of flash for your existing array is expensive and a large . . .