January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

NASes for the Masses

Lee Damon


We will start with an examination of the pros and cons of different base operating systems as well as off-the-shelf NAS servers (both hardware and software). We will look at the more popular RAID levels and the impacts of software vs. hardware RAID implementations, data reliability, and rebuild time. We'll spend some time exploring ZFS. Attention will be paid to backups and some of the more common protocols used for accessing data from a NAS server.

In the later part of the class we will use a ready-made software implementation of a file server to delve into the potential issues involved in setup and maintenance of the server. 

Note: This class is part of the SCALE University Program and requires an additional fee. Please remember to select the "SCALE University" addon at registration.