[kwlug-disc] Wanted: help in refining presentation

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Jul 24 13:49:22 EDT 2012


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This is probably the chassis you would want today:

http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/4U/6047/SSG-6047R-E1R36N.cfm

"Green" drives in storage arrays tend to cause problems because they are
always spinning down.  The Western Digital Black series is a much better
choice.


On 07/24/2012 09:36 AM, Colin K wrote:
> Just a follow up to my last post from my droid. The links to the
> articles i mentioned above.
>
> Article version 1:
>
http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/01/petabytes-on-a-budget-how-to-build-cheap-cloud-storage/
> Article version 2:
>
http://blog.backblaze.com/2011/07/20/petabytes-on-a-budget-v2-0revealing-more-secrets/
>
> Now just to get my hands on a chasis like that :P and find a stray box
> of western digital green 2+terabyte drives sitting at the side of the
> road and I'll be happy :P the multiplier backplanes last time i
> priced them were close to 80$.
>
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 12:46 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> le:
>> - we're all running a web server in a vm appropriately isolated off,
aren't
>> we?
>> - want to check out a <something>, and there's an appliance?
>> - following best practices, we're all running pfsense, right? No,
well how
>> about doing so in a vm?
>> - any of Kiwi's potential topics
>> - probably many more
>> - especially, and particularly with ESX, there's a certain mental
distrust
>> of the non-physical to overcome. Making people more comfortable with
having
>> one around, and care, feeding, and control, leads to all else.
>> - serving up thin clients (PXE?) seems useful. Although such a
presentation
>> would probably spend most of the time on the nature of the clients served
>> up. Serve up xbmc for an evening's entertainment, reboot the next day
to do
>> 'real' work?
>
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