Archive for the ‘ZFS’ Category

Upcoming Talk

Next Tuesday, October 2nd I’ll be talking at ZFS Day on how Joyent deploys its cloud services on top of ZFS. One of the main design principles of ZFS is merging the management of physical volumes with individual filesystems. Instead of relying on an underlying volume manager, ZFS manages disks directly and aggregates them into [...]

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 10:30 am by wdp · Permalink · Leave a comment

Our ZFS I/O Throttle

When designing a cloud computing platform, a cloud provider should take care to mitigate any performance vagaries due to multi-tenant effects. One physical machine will be running many virtual machines, and since the load on each virtual machine is not consistent and uniformly distribtued, bursts of activity will affect the performance of other virtual machines. [...]

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 9:29 am by wdp · Permalink · 12 Comments
In: Joyent, ZFS