Don MacAskill, chief geek and CEO of SmugMug says" ZFS is the most amazing filesystem I’ve ever come across. Integrated volume management. Copy-on-write. Transactional. End-to-end data integrity. On-the-fly corruption detection and repair. Robust checksums. No RAID-5 write hole. Snapshots. Clones (writable snapshots). Dynamic striping. Open source software. " He is also excited about the CoolStack 5.1 stack available in Open Solaris along with …[Read more]
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A compilation of today's news of interest:
Marco had a small expedition tracking a bug in GlassFish v2 interacting with Syslogd. He found a solution and has Posted his Story and Patches. Still working on how the fix will migrate back to the main repository.
OpenSSO now has a set of RESTful Web Services to access its functionality to do things like authenticate, authorize, validate, etc.
And, on the same topic, the JCP just formally announced that JAX-RS …
Pimp My Drive by Richard and Barb
There’s remarkably little information online about using MySQL on ZFS, successfully or not, so I did what any enterprising geek would do: Built a box, threw some data on it, and tossed it into production to see if it would sink or swim.[Read more]
"The two metrics that are most important to me are first customer
satisfaction and second growth." - Don McAskill
Today, I noticed Don is featured on Sun's customer success stories page:
Don McAskill is the CEO and Chief Geek of Smugmug, a photo and now hi-def video (using H.264) sharing site with a successful business model behind it.
I initially met Don last year at the MySQL Conference when my then boss told me that he is interested in meeting him. That was my introduction to Smugmug. I was impressed by SmugMug's presentation of photos and the care they took to make your photos and galleries look awesome.
This year, as a member of Smugmug, me and my wife got to interact with Don on a personal level.
We had several suggestions related to how our …
The big deal? They’re releasing a Community version that doesn’t have all the same features as the Enterprise version of Online Backup, including compression and encryption. The Community version is open-sourced under GPL, the Enterprise version is not.
Personally, I think this is awesome. Don’t get me wrong – I love open source. We couldn’t have built our business without it, and we love it when we get a chance to contribute back to the community.
But …[Read more]
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