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Tuesday, October 14 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
ZFS: Love Your Data - Neal Walfield, John Hopkins University

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ZFS is (along with BTRFS) a next generation file system. ZFS improves
upon the reliability, flexibility, performance and scalability of
traditional file systems. ZFS better protects your data by hashing
stored data and making updates to the underlying drives atomic, which
RAID, by itself, cannot do. ZFS is flexible: it is a copy-on-write
file system, which enables inexpensive snapshotting of data sets.
This, in turn, enables quickly rolling back a data set to a given
snapshot or even forking a data set. ZFS also supports hierarchical
storage management: it can use an SSD to transparently cache reads.
Finally, ZFS is scalable: some existing installations have over a PB
of storage.

In this talk, Neal Walfield will present ZFS's features and
provide practical advice on how to deploy ZFS both at home and in the
business environment.

Speakers
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Neal H. Walfield

John Hopkins University
Neal is currently a part-time PhD student at the Johns Hopkins University and a part-time free lancer. He specializes in systems and system security. He is also interested in Machine Learning. In the past, Neal has worked on the Hurd (among other things, he wrote the POSIX threading library) and GPE, the GNU Palm Environment, a set of applications and infrastructure for mobiles devices. Currently, he is working on Woodchuck, a framework that... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 02

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