With the release of iOS 10.3 to the general public, millions of devices will be upgraded to use Apple’s new file system, APFS, in what is a bold, yet not risk-free move according to several commentators.
Flocker is a volume and container management system for Docker based on ZFS. It allows for stateful containers, such as databases, to be moved between virtual or physical hosts. This provides a capability that is analogous to the live migration features of some virtual machine hypervisors. Version 0.1 has been released by ClusterHQ as an Apache 2.0 open source project.
In their presentation posted at InfoQ systems and data architects Ben Stopford, Farzad Pezeshkpour and Mark Atwell show how RBS leveraged new technologies in their architectures while facing difficult challenges such as regulation, competition and tighter budgets. They also need to cope with stringent technical challenges, for instance with efficiency and scalability.
For the first time since 1993 Microsoft is posed to offer a new file system architecture. ReFS or Resilient File System is designed to both improve reliability and as a chance to drop obsolete features offered by NTFS.