HA MultiAZ SMB Cluster on AWS

2018/01/23

The following video was shared by @Gordypls. So HT to him.

Ive seen similar solutions to this need come and go over the years and have never found a solution that I was entirely happy with. This one looks better than other contenders. Its a 4 minute watch and feels like a reasonable solution for use on AWS.

Ive corrected the title on this video because CIFS is a legacy name now. See this.

via Qantas: Building a Highly-Available, Multi-AZ CIFS Cluster on AWS – YouTube

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[SAVED] – 10 Lessons from 10 Years of AWS

2018/01/23

Architecting and designing at Cloud Scale? Learn from this guy.

AWS have their well architected framework of course however this guy goes further than the AWS pillars and into the whys and wherefores in some detail.

via 10 Lessons from 10 Years of AWS (part 1) – Hacker Noon


Interesting Railways Documents

2018/01/17

Putting this information up here for future keeping. I seem to need to keep referring to these from time to time and it will be handy to have them saved somewhere.

PIR for RailCorp (Now SydneyTrains) Sydenham Signal Box Failure on April 12th.

110429-Signal_System_Report

Presentation on the Stabilisation of the Melbourne Train Control System

Legacy Train Control System Stabilisation


TechNet Diskspd Utility: A Robust Storage Testing Tool (superseding SQLIO)

2017/01/31

A feature-rich and versatile storage testing tool, Diskspd (version 2.0.17) combines robust and granular IO workload definition with flexible runtime and output options, creating an ideal tool for synthetic storage subsystem testing and validation.

Source: TechNet Diskspd Utility: A Robust Storage Testing Tool (superseding SQLIO)


A fundamental biological approach to storage architectures

2014/03/10

http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/01/understanding-storage-architectures.html

“This is a topic that is a perennial one – and I suspect it will keep evolving.   What is the right way to classify architectural models of storage?  How does one figure out what the heck is going on through all the marketing and positioning of the industry players (including EMC for that matter)?

WARNING – THIS POST IS NOT FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY LAZY – OR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT INTO READING 🙂

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