I knew it was only a matter of time before this happened, due to seeing high traffic in the web server logs and lots of links appearing, but today my website was Slashdotted. If you are a webmaster, this is either your best day ever, or your worst nightmare, depending on how robust your web server solution is.
Luckily for me, I upgraded to some decent infrastructure recently, in expectation of something like this happening one day.
After writing an extensive series of articles that cover Sun’s excellent new file system called ZFS, I’ve had absolutely thousands of page reads on this web site.
However, today someone (not me, honest!) posted a link to these ZFS articles on the Slashdot website, favoured by the IT cognoscenti, in this article: What NAS To Buy?.
Today, I have had a vast increase in web traffic to the ZFS articles, and when I looked at the cause of this, I saw that the Slashdot article was the reason.
I’m happy for the recognition of my efforts, and hopefully Sun will benefit too from increased hardware sales related to ZFS storage requirements by big business. After all, the more people and sysadmins that are aware of ZFS, the more ZFS will be adopted within the enterprise. Once businesses understand the phenomenal advantages ZFS offers, they won’t be able to sign the cheque fast enough.
Everyone wins from great stuff, made freely available. Enjoy
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