[sf-lug] Dynamically Scalable Data?

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 12:13:52 PDT 2008

Now this is more in line with the scalability aspect...I just need to find
the dynamic aspect...thanks for the info.  :)

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:59 AM, Kristian Erik Hermansen <
kristian.hermansen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:50 AM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > For some reason, I'm perfectly ok with the scalability from the server
> and
> > application side.  (That may or may not be a bad thing)  :)  I guess
> what
> > I'm more after is tackling the issue of dynamic data availability (say
> due
> > to a spike in search traffic for a particular video or image).  Even
> within
> > that, I'm not really concerned with bandwidth per se, but more with the
> > ability of the data storage device (a SAN in this case) to scale it's
> output
> > on a certain finite data set within the larger warehouse.  With new
> tools
> > available in the storage world like dynamic data optimization, it is now
> > possible to redistribute data across the spindles in a SAN to increase
> > throughput out of the device itself onto the fiber network.  I am
> fleshing
> > out a way to take a dynamic event like a surge in search queries for a
> given
> > finite data set and translate that into an automated process or system
> than
> > can integrate with the storage management platform and dynamically scale
> the
> > throughput on the fly.  Then perhaps when the spike in interest
> subsides,
> > redistribute the data 'normally' to allow for the next surge to take
> > precedence.
> If you have money, you can use what the movie studios are
> transitioning to :-)  The IBRIX file system does some very cool
> things, and I cannot tell you about all of them here...
> http://www.ibrix.com/
> * DISCLAIMER: My brother Jon Hermansen is the youngest employee at
> IBRIX and so I am biased toward his input.  However, I still encourage
> you to check them out and see what they are doing.  PIXAR is one of
> their main customers, and have raved about the file system speed
> increases they have gotten.  In fact, some new movies are
> better-looking because IBRIX is able to speed up the rendering by 100x
> or more...
> http://www.ibrix.com/pages/customers.php
> --
> Kristian Erik Hermansen
> --
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Ernest de Leon

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