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New Video: Running Without a ZFS Root Pool

(Apologies to Bill for this taking so long! I was hoping to find a way to improve the audio quality, but… I didn’t.) At ZFS Day, Bill Pijewski: 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 […]

Building a Real-Time Cloud Analytics Service with Node.js

Video has finally become available from Bryan Cantrill and Dave Pacheco’s Surge 11 talk in which they “present our experience designing, implementing, and deploying a Node.js-based distributed system for analyzing system and application performance across a datacenter. Our system’s design, and particularly the choice of programming environment, were driven by our goals of supporting real-time […]

Standing up SmartDataCenter

Over the past year, we at Joyent have been weaving some threads that may have at times seemed disconnected: last fall, we developed a prototype of DTrace-based cloud instrumentation as part of hosting the first Node Knockout competition; in the spring, we launched our service with full-fledged real-time cloud analytics; and several weeks ago, we announced the public availability ofSmartOS, the […]