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Anjaly_Joseph | 16 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

How can we use docker and extend to our build environment ? What is the benefit of doing so ? This article discusses on the use of docker to create images for our build environment and what is the other use case from the build and release point of view.

The sections which we will discuss here are:

  • Overview of docker
  • Build environment using docker and the steps therein
  • Other use case of Docker from the Build and Release perspective

What is docker ?

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. In simpler terms, to package an application as a self contained box that includes everything needed to run the application  Benefits of docker include that they are smaller than VMs and have an improved performance.  Applications are secure and isolated from other activites of the host system and can effortlessly...

Rajagopal V | 06 Oct 2014 | 3 comments



Storage developers and professionals around the globe gather at the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara annually to discuss on latest technologies, tools and tactics that is needed in Data Storage and Management. Also, we all know staying current with the latest technology can amount to good use of our dollars and time. It is the 11th iteration of the conference and was a 4 day event this September which was attended by 480+ professionals from our industry.

[ Link to SNIA SDC 2014 Photos ]

I got the privilege of speaking at the Storage Developer Conference on 15th September on the topic "Phase Change Memory and Its Positive Influence on Flash Algorithms" sponsored by SNIA...

sundstrom | 26 Sep 2014 | 4 comments

Using Install Bundles to Simplify Storage Foundation HA Install and Upgrade

A new Install feature called Install Bundles has been introduced with the 6.0.5 and 6.1 Storage Foundation HA releases on Unix/Linux.  This feature makes it possible to install multiple SFHA releases in one operation.  This article describes three scenarios in which Install Bundles can be used to simplify the SFHA installation and upgrade process:

  • Installing or upgrading SFHA directly to a Maintenance Release (MR) level
  • Installing or upgrading SFHA with one or more Patch releases
  • Expanding OS Minor version support for existing SFHA releases

Installing or upgrading SFHA directly to a Maintenance Release level

Many Storage Foundation customers prefer that Maintenance Release levels (#.#.#) operate on their production systems for added stability.  However, nobody prefers the...

Barret Spangler | 26 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

A few months back I was talking shop with a guy that is a high-level manager at another company and one of the things he said to me was "We've got a lot of VCS in our environment, but we don't really use it for anything. It's just deployed because at some point in the past, someone decided that it needed to be part of the build spec regardless of what the deployment was for"

I had to try really hard to not effuse too heavily all over him regarding the benefits of clustered systems and I've been pondering that ever since. I've been working in storage, and clustering, and clustered storage since 2007... you could say I'm a big fan. Here's a guy, though, who's never been really shown what clustering can do to help him and his company in their environment.


So... One-node cluster. Sounds like a dichotomy, like Jumbo shrimp. Once you stop and think about it, though, VCS provides an incredibly powerful opportunity for simplifying system management even if there...

Kimberley | 25 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Topic: Do people trust clouds or do they trust brands?
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: Starts at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

TonyGriffiths | 17 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

This is a reminder that on 31st August 2014, Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 reached End of Support Life (EOSL) on the following platforms:

                Solaris SPARC

                Solaris x86-64




This includes:

                Storage Foundation (Veritas Volume Manager & Veritas File System)

                Veritas Cluster Server (VCS)


marcelogigliotti | 09 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

O mundo do FSS

Com o lançamento da suite Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1 foi apresentada uma nova feature denominada FSS (Flexible Storage Sharing). Esta feature tem como objetivo uma quebra de paradigma. A possiblidade de implementar um ambiente de alta disponibilidade com ou sem DR sem a premissa de compartilhar os discos entre os servidores envolvidos.

Com a utilização do FSS é possível montar uma solução de alta disponiblidade sem a necessidade de compartilhar o mesmo storage, eliminando assim um ponto unico de falha. A partir desse momento a feature tem como objetivo sincronizar os dados via rede entre os discos de forma individual e não mais compartilhado, mantendo todas as garantias de integridade dos dados proveniente das versões anteriores do produto.

Ampliando a linha de atuação além de ter simplesmente um ambiente de alta disponilidade sem discos compartilhados, podemos pensar em diversos cenários para fazer uso melhor desta feature,...