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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What is RAID-Z?

The mission of ZFS was to simplify storage and to construct an enterprise level of quality from volume components by building smarter software — indeed that notion is at the heart of the 7000 series. An important piece of that puzzle was eliminating the expensive RAID card used in traditional storage and replacing it with [...]





Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:46 pm by ahl · Permalink · 8 Comments
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