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New Report: The Case for Persistent Full Clones: A Better Alternative to Linked Clones for VDI

I’ve known Bob Petrocelli and Micheal Robinson at Greenbytes since they first started selling storage systems–ones based on Sun storage servers that ran on what they were then calling ZFS+. Bob, the technical genius of the group, extended ZFS with inline data deduplication  years before Sun added their own dedupe to ZFS itself.  While Sun/Oracle and the vampires they use …

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Conferences and Noise

As we come to the end of another busy spring conference season I started wondering if I, as the storage industry’s oldest living curmudgeon,  was the only one who objected to the increasing noise level at conferences.  Now one man’s noise is another man’s entertainment and I remember exhibitors at Comdex in the mid 80s complaining about being stuck next …

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Our New Lab Chapter 1 – Patching

The first stop on our journey to the data center of the future is the patching infrastructure. As I mentioned in the Network Computing blog post on this subject, “Building a Lab Part 1: Patching and Cables” (Link to come when the NWC editors get it posted), the New Jersey lab had no patch panels. We were basically camping out …

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Our New Data Center – The Layout

Please note this post will be in constant flux as we make changes to the data center. As of this first draft the only real content is the rack layout and switch configuration. Additional information will be posted over time Rack Layouts Our friends at CommScope were kind enough to provide us with 5 new server cabinets when we moved …

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Our New Data Center – An Introduction

Well it took a bit longer than we expected, but DeepStorage Labs is up and running in beautiful Santa Fe, NM. As promised, in my Starting a New Chapter post, I decided to take this opportunity to both document the process of building the new lab and demonstrate how I think a small data center should be build. After all, in most …

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SolidFire Storage Efficiency

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OverLandS2000

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NetExLiveMigrationVersion4

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NetEx-vMotion-Brief

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Flattening DC Net

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