ZFS 10th anniversary

Exactly 10 years ago today, Jeff Bonwick and Matt Ahrens got their first ZFS prototype working in user-land. Jeff had scrapped his previous attempt at reinventing filesystems, working through the established filesystem management and engineering channels at Sun, and this time started with a clean sheet of paper. Matt had joined Sun that June shortly [...]





Posted on November 1, 2011 at 5:43 am by ahl · Permalink · 6 Comments
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Welcome Matt Amdur

It’s my pleasure to welcome Matt Amdur to Delphix, to the world of DTrace, and — just today — to the blogosphere. Matt joined Delphix about two months after 10 years of software engineering, most recently at VMware. Matt and I met in at Brown University in 1997 where we worked together closely for all [...]





Posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Engineers and customers

Today I took the train out to Long Island to meet up with our New York sales team for a visit with a prospective customer. You never know with an initial meeting, but this one was great. I thought I’d share a bit about what made these guys so excited which is the same stuff [...]





Posted on June 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm by ahl · Permalink · 7 Comments
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Delphix Next

It’s rare to get software right the first time. I’m not referring to bugs in implementation requiring narrow fixes, but rather places in a design that simply missed the mark. Even if getting it absolutely right the first time were possible, it would be prohibitively expensive (and time-consuming) so we make the best decisions we [...]





Posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Delphix welcomes Matt Ahrens and George Wilson

This week it was my pleasure to welcome my former Sun colleague Matt Ahrens and George Wilson to Delphix. Matt and I studied computer science together at Brown and then joined Sun in 2001. Matt joined Jeff Bonwick to start ZFS while I worked on DTrace. George joined Sun in 1996, and worked in a [...]





Posted on November 19, 2010 at 4:36 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Delphix CEO joins the blogosphere

Welcome to Jed Yueh, our CEO at Delphix, who recently posted his first blog entry. … With three clicks from our intuitive, consumer-grade interface, you can cut through a decade of frustration and redundancy in enterprise datacenters. And customers are quickly seeing the value of the gun vs. the sword: in our first two quarters [...]





Posted on November 15, 2010 at 5:32 am by ahl · Permalink · One Comment
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Delphix launch at DEMO

At 4:08pm today, we will launch Delphix Server at DEMO. At the presentation, Richard Rothschild from TiVo will describe how they have been using Delphix. TiVo, of course, has been canonized as technology that changes the way we live or work. My past work on DTrace was described by users as “TiVo for the kernel” [...]





Posted on September 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Joining Delphix

As I wrote about last time, I’ve left Oracle. What I was looking for in my next gig was technology that excites me, excellent management, and a chance to build something significant and successful. I’m confident that I’ve found those things with Delphix. In the established database market, Delphix creates a virtualization layer that simplifies [...]





Posted on August 24, 2010 at 5:19 am by ahl · Permalink · 6 Comments
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