Ohio LinuxFest 2018 Recap

Ohio LinuxFest 2018 Recap

Ohio Linux Fest 2018 was held in Columbus at the Hyatt Regency. Warren Block, Dru Lavigne, and JT Pennington attended from iXsystems and staffed the FreeBSD booth in the expo area.

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SNIA SDC 2018 Recap

SNIA SDC 2018 Recap

The iXsystems team descended upon the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)’s Storage Developer Conference last week in full force. SDC is an unrelenting technical conference, packed full of technical sessions, keynotes, Birds of a Feather events, at least one plugfest running throughout, and a very active hallway track. This year, we presented two technical sessions, led two Birds of a Feather sessions, and participated in the SMB plugfest. 

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Six Metrics for Measuring ZFS Pool Performance Part 2

Six Metrics for Measuring ZFS Pool Performance Part 2

In the first post, we discussed the importance of planning the ZFS pool layout which has a huge impact on how the system performs. To quantify this performance, we are looking at six key metrics: read I/O operations per second (IOPS), write IOPS, streaming read speed, streaming write speed, storage space efficiency (usable space after parity/total raw space), and fault tolerance (maximum number of drives that can fail before data loss).

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EuroBSDCon 2018 Recap

EuroBSDCon 2018 Recap

The iXsystems Team travels to Bucharest, Romania to attend EuroBSDcon 2018. Like other BSD conferences, there was a two-day DevSummit followed by a two-day conference.

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Six Metrics for Measuring ZFS Pool Performance Part 1

Six Metrics for Measuring ZFS Pool Performance Part 1

The layout of a ZFS storage pool has a significant impact on system performance under various workloads. Given the importance of picking the right configuration for your workload and the fact that making changes to an in-use ZFS pool is far from trivial, it is important for an administrator to understand the mechanics of pool performance when designing a storage system.

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MeetBSD 2018 Countdown

MeetBSD 2018 Countdown

MeetBSD California takes place every two years in Silicon Valley and attracts both Bay Area BSD enthusiasts and attendees from around the world. First held in 2008 at Google HQ, this year’s MeetBSD will take place October 19th and 20th at the Intel Santa Clara HQ. Some attendees will arrive a day early for the FreeBSD DevSummit on October 18th and many have said they will spend even longer for meetings and visits to San Francisco.

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iXsystems White paper: TrueNAS Privacy and Security Compliance Features

iXsystems White paper: TrueNAS Privacy and Security Compliance Features

No matter its size, every business operates in a regulated environment. If your business handles customer credit cards, health care records or personally identifiable information, you may be subject to domestic and international regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA and the GDPR. This whitepaper provides an overview of the data-at-rest and data-in-flight encryption features in TrueNAS that help your business stay compliant.

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OpenZFS Developer Summit 2018

OpenZFS Developer Summit 2018

The sixth annual OpenZFS Developer Summit took place September 10th and 11th in San Francisco, California with an expanded focus on non-technical topics like community development and cross-project coordination. iXsystems had a strong presence at this year’s OpenZFS Developer Summit as a sponsor and through the presence of Engineering Team members Kris Moore, Alexander Motin, Dru Lavigne, Sean Fagan and longtime friend of iX, Allan Jude. 

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