19 Jul 2010 lmb   » (Master)

It has been a while since I took the chance to blog here; the time has been pretty packed with shipping SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service-Pack 1's High-Availability Extension (or SLE HA 11 SP1 for short ;-), and supporting the first deployments.

It is a good time to look back and review the very awesome new features that the community developed along with us, and that we are shipping as Enterprise-ready now.

A feature that I am personally very impressed by is the OCFS2 reflink feature; basically, OCFS2 cracked the hard nut of cluster-wide copy-on-write snapshots, which LVM2 has been trying to for years. This allows space-efficient and very fast provisioning of new VMs, snapshots for backup, cloning from templates, cloning from clones, etcetera; it really is amazing.

For those of you who prefer a visual, the team from NGN taped a video with me being interviewed by Sander at Novell's BrainShare in Amsterdam; this is my first video interview ever!

In case you would like an audio-only review, Ron and terry interviewed me for Novell Open Audio as well.

I hope you find them informative - if so, please spread them, and let me know your feedback.

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