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Is 2021 the year of PaaS - and DevX?

Why does a technology win? Does it have to be technologically superior? Does it need it come at exactly the right time to fill a (latent) need?

Building a passively cooled NAS

Ever since I retired my old NAS, I’ve been running my home automation (unifi controller, pi-hole, dns, domain controller) and personal storage (NAS) on the same host as my testing setup (‘lab’).

From science to IT

I have been working in IT for over a decade. Before that I pursued a career in experimental physics. It was quite successful, one of the outcomes was research that started a new field.

You like a fancy suit, I like a fancy video stream

Like many, the COVID pandemic has me working from home. The times I was physically at the office or at a customer in the last couple of months can be counted on 1 or 2 hands.

Completing the all flash datastore

In case you read my last two posts and followed along, you now have an all flash ZFS on Linux based datastore. Only problem is, it’s not performing at all.

ZFS on Linux with all flash?

In the previous post I described how I mounted 4 NVMe flash drives in a single host in order to build an all-flash datastore. In this post, I’ll describe how to move from FreeNAS, TrueNAS (or any other ZFS host OS) to ZFS on Linux, and test if the performance is acceptable to continue with ZFS.