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New Article: Tuning ZFS for Speed on Linux

My latest article just hit the website of ADMIN Magazine called “Tuning ZFS for Speed on Linux.” ADMIN Magazine is owned by Linux News Media, owners of Linux Magazine. If you manage storage servers, chances are you are already aware of ZFS and some of the features and functions it boasts. In short, ZFS is …

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New podcast episode: Reality 2.0 – Pandemic Edition

An exciting new podcast episode is out: Reality 2.0 – Pandemic Edition. Katherine, Doc, Shawn Powers, Kyle Rankin and I discuss how life has changed in both the tech world, education system and elsewhere since states of been locking down to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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New Article: Building a Virtual NVMe Drive

My latest article just hit the website of ADMIN Magazine called “Building a Virtual NVMe Drive.” ADMIN Magazine is owned by Linux News Media, owners of Linux Magazine. Often, older or slower hardware remains in place while the rest of the environment or world updates to the latest and greatest technologies; take, for example, Non-Volatile …

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New Article: Linux Device Mapper Writecache

So, as almost all of you know by now, Linux Journal is no more. But that does not mean that my writing has stopped. In fact, a new piece just landed the website of ADMIN Magazine called “Linux Device Mapper Writecache.” ADMIN Magazine is owned by Linux News Media, owners of Linux Magazine. Anyway, look …

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New podcast episode: Reality 2.0 – On to Beer Number 3!

An exciting new podcast episode is out: Reality 2.0 – On to Beer Number 3!. Katherine, Doc and I explore open source communities, the tragedy that is systemd and more.

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It is official: the Linux Journal website is no more

A promise was made to keep the website up and a promise was broken. As of yesterday evening, the website officially went down and with it 25 years of hard work from wonderful authors.

November 8, 2019 /
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Virtualization versus Containers: Is there a clear winner? Does it really matter?

What prompted this rant? Well, I recently read through a post on the Red Hat company blog, Where are my Containers? Are my VMs Dead? There was one particular line that bothered me though: Will virtual machines disappear? No. Not anytime soon. This implies that the one day, container technology will eventually replace traditional virtual …

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ZFS on Linux

Ubuntu and ZFS on Linux [Status Update]

Somewhat recently, I posted about Ubuntu enabling ZFS [as the root filesystem] in its operating system installer, alongside other much needed updates. Well, here we are and the Ubuntu 19.10 release is right around the corner. Last Friday, ZFS guided partitioning support was officially merged into the Ubiquity mainline. Ext4 will continue to be the …

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Decentralizing the Data Center: Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud and more

It has been a short while since my last real post (due to my recent travels). But here I am, and I wish to take the time to focus on a recent trend that has been both fascinating and intriguing to me; that is, the evolving data center. In an earlier post, I spent a …

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New podcast episode: Reality 2.0 – Destroy This Podcast

An exciting new podcast episode is out: Reality 2.0 – Destroy This Podcast. Katherine, Doc and I spend a considerable amount of time discussing ownership of content, subscription models and access to information. Oh, how the times have changed.

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