Add SSD to Your ZILMay 6, 2009
Tom’s Hardware has a good review on the state of current SSD options out there. As discussed in previous posts, the ZFS file system offers hybrid storage aspects out of the box. This game-changing technology allows for “holy grail” levels of price-performance with the key technology being SSD for caching. That’s the value proposition our friends at Nexenta have been preaching.
To see what this means in a ZFS storage environment, go no farther than Sun’s blog: Brendan Gregg has posted a great blog on how ZFS’ L2ARC can be comitted to SSD to dramatically increase effective IOPS and drastically reduce latency. The results speak for themselves…
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