I was browsing around the web the other day, and stumbled upon a blog entry from Jesse Ruderman. In this blog entry, he describes one of the reasons he likes the hosting provider DreamHost so much. You know what that is? Snapshots. Sweet! DreamHost uses NetApp! He mentions in there that he can access hourly, daily, and weekly snapshots by looking in his ‘.snapshot’ folder.
Working in engineering at a storage company, it’s not too often that you get to see someone use features that are in your products. This article is a couple years old – but it’s cool to see NetApp technology being used and appreciated. Jesse even did his homework and found the paper that the NetApp founders Dave Hitz, James Lau and Michael Malcolm wrote.
[tags]netapp, dreamhost, snapshots, storage, wafl[/tags]