ZFS Day: Architecting ZFS Solutions

Richard Elling at ZFS Day.

The ZFS hybrid storage pool model is very flexible and allows many different combinations of storage technology to be used. This presents a dilemma to the systems architect: what is the best way to build and configure a pool to meet business requirements? We’ll discuss modeling ZFS systems and hybrid storage pools at a datacenter scale. The models consider space, performance, dependability, and cost of the storage devices and any interconnecting networks (including SANs). We will also discuss methods for measuring the performance of the system.

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