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Tuesday, September 17 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Open ZFS on Linux: How the Linux, FreeBSD, and Illumos Communities are Joining Forces to Continue Improving Open-Source ZFS - Matthew Ahrens, Delphix and Brian Behlendorf, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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ZFS is available on Linux today!  This talk will discuss the process of porting ZFS to Linux, including the challenges of interfacing with the memory allocator and VFS subsystems.  We will cover how companies and organizations are integrating ZFS on Linux into their products, including purpose-built storage appliances and general-purpose distros.  This talk will discuss the current development model for ZFS on Linux, and how Open ZFS will enable ZFS code and ideas to flow easily between the illumos, ZFS on Linux, and FreeBSD communities. In addition, we will present several important features and performance enhancements that were developed for Open ZFS, and also discuss forthcoming enhancements that are in the planning phase.

Speakers
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Matthew Ahrens

Software Engineer, Delphix
Matt Ahrens co-founded the ZFS project at Sun Microsystems in 2001 and designed and implemented major components of ZFS including snapshots and remote replication. Matt is now a software engineer at Delphix working on ZFS, most recently to improve i/o performance. He also helps coordinate Open ZFS development across companies and platforms. Matt has presented at Sun Tech Days, the Open Storage Summit, BSDCan, and he keynoted the ZFS Day... Read More →
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Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Project
Brian Behlendorf is a technology adviser and entrepreneur who has held founding and executive board positions in firms and non-profits focused on open systems, open standards and open source. Behlendorf organized and served as the Founding President of the Apache Software Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit that organizes volunteer software development projects around key Internet technologies, helping ensure an open and free marketplace. Behlendorf... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Strand 10B