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Building a high performance SSD SAN - Part 1

Over the coming month I will be architecting, building and testing a modular, high performance SSD-only storage solution. I’ll be documenting my progress / findings along the way and open sourcing all the information as a public guide. With recent price drops and durability improvements in solid state storage now is better time than any to ditch those old magnets.

Direct-Attach SSD Storage - Performance & Comparisons

Further to my earlier post on XenServer storage performance with regards to directly attaching storage from the host, I have been analysing the performance of various SSD storage options. I have attached a HP DS2220sb storage blade to an existing server blade and compared performance with 4 and 6 SSD RAID-10 to our existing iSCSI SANs.

The Best Of - 2014 Edition

At the end of every year I note down a summary of the best applications, hardware & websites I’ve enjoyed & depended on throughout the year (and often for some time before). Info This post has long since been superseded. You can find the latest version of this post here. Software / General Use Fastmail - https://www.

XenServer, SSDs & VM Storage Performance

IntroAt Infoxchange we use XenServer as our Virtualisation of choice. There are many reasons for this including: Open Source. Offers greater performance than VMware. Affordability (it’s free unless you purchase support). Proven backend Xen is very reliable. Reliable cross-host migrations of VMs. The XenCentre client, (although having to run in a Windows VM) is quick and simple to use.

BMW E36 328i Manual Conversion Programming

Reprogram BMW after doing Automatic to Manual ConversionBased on my E36 328is experience, written in 2010. AssumptionsThis guide assumes the following: You have programmed a BMW ECU/DME before using DIS or similar. You are taking all the necessary safety precautions. (Fully charged battery etc…) You have DIS working (We used EasyDIS 1.