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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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What is Edge [and Fog] Computing and How is it Redefining the Data Center?

Some of you may have noticed that a hot new buzzword is circulating the Internet: Edge Computing. Truth be told, this is probably a buzzword you should be paying attention to. It is creating enough of a hype for the Linux Foundation to define edge computing and its associated concepts in an Open Glossary of …

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ZFS on Linux

Ubuntu and ZFS on Linux [and how to get it right]

It seems like only yesterday that I read Jeff Bonwick’s blog entry “ZFS: The Last Word in Filesystems”. It was Halloween of 2005 that ZFS was released for Sun Microsystem’s Solaris, and the filesystem was very well received. For the readers not familiar with ZFS, it is a combined all-purpose filesystem and volume manager. It …

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NGD Systems

The Next Stage of Flash Storage: Computational Storage

With NVMe, we move the drive closer to the CPU but can we move the application closer to the drive? Throughout my career in the data storage industry, I have seen many technologies come and go. Some of the more recent technologies to disappear include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and the Kinetic drives (although …

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Announcement: RapidDisk version 6.0-1 released

RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives. I just tagged release version 6.0-1 on GitHub. The changelog …

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