Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform. SmartDataCenter is the container-based orchestration software that runs the Joyent public cloud; we have used it for the better half of a decade to run on-the-metal OS containers — securely and at scale.
I've decided that human languages suck. Some suck worse than others though, so I thought I'd write up a guide. You can take this as "your language sucks if...", or perhaps a better view might be "your program sucks if you make assumptions this breaks..."
I'm very pleased to announce a new white paper has been published: Oracle VM Server for SPARC Best Practices.
This paper shows how to configure to meet demanding performance and availability requirements.
As another writer said, 2014 has been a terrible year for women in tech. (Whether in the industry, or in gaming.) Arguably, this is not a new thing, but rather events are reaching a head. Women (some at any rate) are being more vocal, and awareness of women's issues is up. On the face of it, this should be a good thing.
The other day someone asked on the #zfs IRC (irc.freenode.net) chat about using ZFS at home. As one of the early adopters, I can say it is a great idea! I've been running ZFS at home since late 2005. The first pool of "stuff" I created has been upgraded, expanded, and had its drives replaced. In 2008 I created the latest version of "stuff" as a simple mirrored pair of HDDs. The prior version of "stuff" was transferred to the 2008 pool which is still in use.
A new maintenance release to Oracle VM Server for SPARC has been released, providing
several enhancements described in the
What's New page.
adds support for private VLANs
relieves virtual I/O scalability constraints.
This was already announced in the Virtualization Blog,
but the I/O scalability improvement deserves further discussion.
Previous blog entries have descri
Oracle Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld
There is a rich set of virtualization sessions at Oracle OpenWorld, with presentations by experts, and with customer experience and insight. That starts with the
with Wim Coekaerts, Senior VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, on his virtualization strategy and roadmap.
I recommend the sessions on Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA).
After many years of being faithful to UW IMAP it was time to move on. The move was required since UW IMAP was no longer being supported and I was having problems using it with latest version of Horde Webmail, so I decided to install Dovecot on our Oracle Solaris 11 systems.
I was surprised how easy the installation went to get Dovecot working on Solaris 11, which was pleasing.