May 2008 archive

Sometimes you just gotta brag a bit….

  The upstream is good (and the only thing you guys care about 😉  But the downstream ROCKS. Nuff said. 😉  

Fibrechannel Target Mode

Ok – So I’m going to put the question out here. Has anyone heard of a decent fibrechannel target mode package?  I’ve been doing some research and have found a number of open NAS appliances, but only a few (and none of them open) that do target-mode. Open-E – seems to be about the most …

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My Psychotic Little Datacenter….

Ok – I’m starting to think that it’s not just my imagination. About an hour ago I had this great post written up – basically explaining what some may have noticed as a period of “instability” in the website over the past few days.  I’ll try and recap. On Friday I started having what can …

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Data De-Duplication

Data De-Duplication on SearchStorage.com Beth on SearchStorage.com started this great thread and I wanted to comment on it on my own home turf, as it were. Data DeDuplication.  Also known as compression, hasn’t changed since the early days of PKZIP 1.0.  Compression works by identifying like blocks of data and replacing them with a single …

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Still bored…

The painful part is I have a lot to do, but it’s mindless drivel that doesn’t stimulate the geek in me nearly enough. Interesting thing from this week though – I found that I tend to over-engineer clariion designs.  I guess such a large part of me wishes I was still working on the Symmetrix/SRDF …

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