Bad UI is often accepted in the enterprise. But Erik Ableson argues that bad UIs can be bad for business and operations. In this case, he looks at how the use of color can be misleading for thin provisioning.
In this snapshot of Gestalt Storage News:
– We talk to Howard Marks in our IT Origins series
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses scale-out storage
– Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss if Samsung’s ballooning NAND CapEx can alleviate the flash shortage.
Erik Ableson reviews FreeNAS Corral. This represents a total rewrite of FreeNAS and its UI, including the underpinning with the latest version of FreeBSD. While there were some bugs to work out (specifically some weird UI business when using Safari), the UI seems to be strong, and there’s direct Docker integration that works well out of the box. Most impressively, FreeNAS now as comprehensive support for UPS integration.