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01 Oct 2014 illumos day 2014 [38551]
by Robert Mustacchi

Robert writes, "Saturday September 27th was illumos day 2014, hosted as a follow on to Surge 2014. illumos day was really quite nice and it was a good gathering of both folks who have been in the community for some time, and those who were just getting started. I was able to record the talks and so you can find them all in the following Youtube playlist..."
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07 Apr 2014 Nexenta Disrupts Storage Market with the First Enterprise-class Software Defined Storage Solution [35815]
NexentaStor 4.0 now available for download

This latest version of NexentaStor delivers significant performance, reliability and functionality improvements to the award-winning SDS solution, having passed through rigorous engineering, customer and partner testing with flying colors. NexentaStor will continue to be available in two editions: Community Edition (free, full-featured, community supported software for configurations up to 18TB), and Enterprise Edition (licensed by the size of the storage pool). NexentaStor 4.0 is Citrix and VMware Ready and certified to run on a variety of reference hardware configurations from strategic technology and channel partners.

Building on its leadership position in the emerging, high-growth Software-Defined Storage market, Nexenta delivers on its promise of providing software with SMARTS - ever higher levels of Security, Manageability, Availability, Reliability, lower TCO, and Scalability.
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10 Feb 2014 illumos FAQs [34656]
A fully open community project to develop a reliable and scalable operating system.

illumos is a fully open community project to develop a reliable and scalable operating system. It began as a fork of the former OpenSolaris operating system.

  • What is the objective of the illumos project?
  • How do I download the software?
  • Is illumos free software (open source)?
  • Is illumos a Nexenta or Joyent project?
  • Is illumos a community project?
  • How do I start contributing?
  • How do I build illumos?
  • How do I build a distribution based on illumos?
  • Is illumos compatible with Solaris/OpenSolaris?
  • What changes does illumos maintain?
  • Will you track Oracle changes?
  • Will you work on sending illumos changes upstream?
  • Why did you announce the project after it was set up and much of the code written?
  • Some choices of project infrastructure were not made by a community vote - what drove these choices?
  • And the name illumos?

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07 Feb 2014 illumos watch [34765]
December 2013 & January 2014

Alasdair Lumsden writes,"Hi all, welcome to my second illumos watch blog post. As I missed December due to the festive period, this January edition will include updates from December as well.

Some big news is that Nexenta have released their fork of illumos-gate to the wild, with complete history and changesets. This is great news for the community, as there are a lot of improvements, including slow drive ejection code. Looking forward to giving this a spin..."
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24 Sep 2013 OpenZFS at EuroBSDcon [32995]
Matt Ahrens and Martin Matuska present OpenZFS and its relation to FreeBSD at EuroBSDcon

Matt Ahrens and Martin Matuska present OpenZFS and its relation to FreeBSD at EuroBSDcon:

  • ZFS History
  • What is OpenZFS?
  • OpenZFS Activities
  • Platform Diversity
  • Vendors
  • New on OpenZFS: Feature Flags
  • New on OpenZFS: Smooth Write Latency
  • New on OpenZFS: LZ4 compression
  • Work in progress: Resumable send/receive
  • OpenZFS development process - illumos
  • OpenZFS development process - FreeBSD
  • Work in progress: Large block support

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