"My article three weeks ago on Linux file systems set off a
firestorm unlike any other I've written in the decade I've been
writing on storage and technology issues.
"My intentions were to relate my experience as an HPC storage
consultant and my knowledge of file systems and operating systems
to advise readers on the best course of action. This is no
different from the approach I take in all my articles. I spend most
of my time reviewing storage technology issues for my customers.
The installations I work with generally start with 500 TB of
storage and go up from there. I have one site that I work with that
currently has more than 12 PB, and many planning for 60 PB by
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