Miscellaneous news links (Ubuntu One, bcachefs, ZFS On Linux, iXsystems)

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Ubuntu One file syncing code Open Sourced
Canonical announced they’re open sourcing the biggest piece of our Ubuntu One file syncing service.

The code we’re releasing is the server side of what desktop clients connected to when syncing local or remote changes.

Former Google engineer revs up a new Linux filesystem
An ex-Google engineer is developing a new file system for Linux (BcacheFS), with the hopes that it can offer a speedier and more advanced way of storing data on servers.
It’s still alpha quality, but the code is up and you can play with it now. Build a kernel from the bcache-dev branch, and a new bcache-tools from the dev branch in that repository.

Debian Is Still Working To Tackle ZFS On Linux Support

it’s a bit more complicated than it initially seemed. I’ll continue to look at this, but I’m not guaranteeing any timescales for resolution

Hard Drive Reliability Stats for Q2 2015
Each quarter, Backblaze updates our hard drive statistics with the latest data. As of the end of Q2 2015, there were 47,561 drives spinning in our datacenter. Subtracting out boot drives, drive models with less than 45 drives and drives in testing systems, we are publishing data on 46,038 hard drives spread across 21 different models, from 1.5TB to 8.0TB in size. Hard Drive Reliability Stats for Q2 2015

iXsystems TrueNAS Ranked “Best-of-Class” in Hardware
and “Excellent” in Software Second Time Running by Industry Research Firm

iXsystems, an industry leader in storage and servers driven by Open Source, today announced that iXsystems was one of the top vendors in the 2015-2016 DCIG Midsize-Enterprise Hybrid Storage Buyer’s Guide. TrueNAS was ranked “Excellent” in the Guide.
iXsystems TrueNAS Ranked “Best-of-Class” in Hardware

EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

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