Archive for the ‘OpenSolaris’ Category

illumos and ZFS days

Back in October I was pleased to attend — and my employer, Delphix, was pleased to sponsor — illumos day and ZFS day, run concurrently with Oracle Open World. Inspired by the success of dtrace.conf(12) in the Spring, the goal was to assemble developers, practitioners, and users of ZFS and illumos-derived distributions to educate, share [...]

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: HSP, illumos, OpenSolaris, OracleSolaris, talk, ZFS

DTrace for Linux

Yesterday (October 4, 2011) Oracle made the surprising announcement that they would be porting some key Solaris features, DTrace and Zones, to Oracle Enterprise Linux. As one of the original authors, the news about DTrace was particularly interesting to me, so I started digging. I should note that this isn’t the first time I’ve written [...]

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: DTrace, illumos, Linux, OEL, OOW, OpenSolaris, Oracle, Solaris

The future of Solaris

In 2005, Sun released the source code to Solaris,  described then as the company’s crown jewel. Why do this? The simplest answer is that Solaris had been losing ground to an open source competitor in Linux. Losing ground was a symptom of  economics. Students who had once been raised on Solaris were being inculcated with [...]

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 2:11 am by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: illumos, OpenSolaris, Oracle, Sun

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 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Delphix, illumos, OpenSolaris

Farewell to Bryan Cantrill

I’ve been expecting this automated mail for a while now, but it was disheartening nonetheless: List: dtrace-discuss Member: bryan.cantrill@eng.sun.com Action: Subscription disabled. Reason: Excessive or fatal bounces. As one of the moderators of the DTrace discussion list, I see people subscribe and unsubscribe. Bryan has, of course, left Oracle and joined Joyent to be their [...]

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 9:33 am by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: BryanCantrill, DTrace, FFMF, Fishworks, joyent, OpenSolaris