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In a pinch...

A fun story for the sysadmins out there on an ugly situation that got fixed relatively easily. Recently, I ran into a situation in a client datacenter where they were running a FreeNAS system where the USB key...

Aug 12, 2016

Thunderbolt: a fast and cheap SAN

The lack up uptake by major vendors of Thunderbolt as a transport for storage systems has baffled me for a long time. For large systems there are a number of hard limitations that make it less than ideal, but...

Aug 12, 2016

An interesting dual-site ScaleIO Configuration (probably unsupported)

ScaleIO is a member of the new class of scale-out storage systems that permits you to scale-out your storage by adding additional nodes either in a hyperconverged configuration with VMs installed in your...

Jun 27, 2016

Why the reticence to trying scale out storage?

I’ve been running into a few projects where I’ve been working with different companies that are in the process of doing a storage refresh and for some reason I’m seeing some fairly strong push back against...

May 18, 2016

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