The blog of Sam McLeod
Highlands Festival of Speed 2018
Last weekend I headed to New Zealand and marshalled at the Highlands Festival of Speed. The Highlands Festival of Speed is a weekend packed with...
20 Mar 2018
Flash Storage and SSD Failure Rate Update (March 2018)
It was almost 3 years ago that my open source storage project went into production. In that time it’s been running 24/7 serving as highly...
20 Mar 2018
Talk - High Performance Software Defined Storage
A high level talk from Infracoders Melbourne on 12/04/2015.
15 Apr 2015
Continuous integration for the Linux Kernel - Built within Docker
Linux Kernel CI for Debian Github: sammcj/kernel-ci Those of us using technologies such as Docker and BTRFS or simply trying to gain a performance edge on the competition have a...
15 Mar 2015
Delete Government-Linked Certificate Authorities in OSX
Inspired by http://zitseng.com/archives/7489 Source (Github) WARNINGS Do not run unless you understand what this is doing The CA system is broken by design - This is not a fix for...
23 Feb 2015
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...
16 Feb 2015
XenServer, SSDs & VM Storage Performance
Intro At 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...
14 Feb 2015
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...
01 Jan 2015
Search – A Journey of Delivery on a Budget
Presented a Melbourne Search – July 2014 – ‘Search – A Journey of Delivery on a Budget’. ) Video here
04 Nov 2014
Talk - 24 Months
The way we work at Infoxchange has changed greatly. A retrospective journey into transforming Infoxchange’s technology and culture over the past 24 months - presented a Melbourne DevOps – December...
15 Oct 2014
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...
15 Oct 2014
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