Ah, Ben understands and did a great demonstration of thin provisioning (also read Dave’s Blog) with ZFS using sparse volumes (zvols). HUGE. The ability to thin provision storage is a very “enterprise” feature that one can know get from free when using ZFS+Opensolaris. When combined with ethernet-based storage networks (iSCSI), it’s unstoppable. Ben’s also a … Continue reading Thin Provisioning in ZFS
The Techcrunch party was a good time and it’s always nice to see friends and even some hosting customers. Thank you Arrington et al. I had a beer for those of you who couldn’t make it. Picture by Scott Beale of Laughing Squid
The talks schedule is out for the first Rails Conference in Europe and both Koz and I are giving talks. I’ll be talking about Ruby On Rails Applications: A Systems View and Koz is called Playing Nice with Others . My talk is related to the Scale with rails work and God knows what Koz’s … Continue reading We’ll be in London in September for RailsConf Europe 2006
On a daily basis we receive emails containing things like “I am looking for a host for a commercial ‘Ruby on rails’ website development that is due to go live in 3 weeks time. It is an update to a relatively busy PHP-based site, which is also on old hardware. The site features media streaming, … Continue reading The Scale with Rails Workshops
Bryan and Justin always crank out great looking stuff, so the systems guys try to keep up. Red and orange run out to storage switches. Black is the dark, private interconnects between servers. Blue is out to the public like water flowing. White is for remote ALOM and goes to the console servers, like a … Continue reading What sysadmins start doing when hanging around designers
Bryan has a couple of quick quick examples of using DTrace to go through some parts of a Rails application. As one starts working more and more with web frameworks that depends on many pieces from other people, it’s pretty clear that being able to quickly and completely look at what your application is doing … Continue reading DTrace through a rails app
Big news for those intent on building the next dapper, gleaming and endlessly scalable web application on the Ruby on Rails platform. Joyent is presenting three conferences this year called Scale With Rails, featuring our own Jason Hoffman and Luke Kanies. Jason and Luke will be focusing on every aspect of building high-end Rails apps: … Continue reading Scale With Rails Conferences
Here’s more information about Jason Hoffman’s upcoming talk at the Silicon Valley Ruby Conference. We look forward to meeting you there.
Go ahead and try to buy half a million dollars in servers from Sun.
MySQL vs. PostgreSQL.