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posted by Jez Tucker  on Aug. 8, 2017, 8:40 a.m. (2 years, 11 months, 26 days ago)
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Hi

Apologies for the delay.

PixCache is indeed built on AFM. Regarding any sprinklings of magic; buckets of R&D time and effort goes into pulling apart GPFS and its feature add-ons and ensuring they work specifically for Media demands [etc.] plus tooling and APIs over and above such as http://arcapix.com/gpfsapi and Analytics.

Happy to answer any pure technical queries 1::1 on Slack if anyone would like.

p.s. When's the next London SSA (ahem Pete)?

Best,

Jez


On 07/08/17 18:16, Ben Roeder wrote:
Mr De Luca
Active file management (AFM) is a scalable, high-performance, file system caching layer integrated with the GPFS cluster file system. AFM allows you to create associations from a local GPFS cluster to a remote cluster or storage, and to define the location and flow of file data to automate the management of the data. This allows you to implement a single namespace view across sites around the world.

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/STXKQY_4.2.0/com.ibm.spectrum.scale.v4r2.adv.doc/bl1adv_afm.htm

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Ben De Luca <bdeluca@gmail.com> wrote:
Jez, is that a gpfs feature or just pixit magic?
On 6 August 2017 at 16:15, Jez Tucker <jtucker@pixitmedia.com> wrote:
Hi all
Whilst PixCache is indeed built on GPFS it can indeed cache 3rd party NFS servers and is vendor agnostic.
Best,
Jez

On Sun, 6 Aug 2017 at 13:15, Lars van der Bijl <com48com@gmail.com> wrote:
pixcache was the only thing I heard discussed during the session as an alternative to aver. it is part of the GPFS ecosystem so definitely not vendor agnostic.
On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 2:27 PM, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Hmm, I don't think that was it. I think this was a fairly new product with aggressive pricing.
Does Pixcache work with none Pixstor storages? It says without hardware lock-in so I guess it does.
Cheers, Erik
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 7:15 PM, <emailmesiddiqui@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey Erik,
It wasn't Pixit by any chance?
Pixit is GPFS based, which is from IBM.
The have Pixit Cache -http://www.pixitmedia.com/pixcache/
Cheers, George




On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 5:45 PM, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Hey
Anyone that attended and caught the name of the German avere alternative or maybe know it anyways?
I thought they said gpfs or gpvs but can't find it on Google.
Cheers, Erik
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Response from Jez Tucker @ Aug. 8, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Allo

Ping me directly and I'll poke the relevant person for you (or.. you have my number anyway..!)

I heartily encourage anyone with GPFS/Spectrum Scale to also hang out on the mailing list at www.gpfsug.org and pop along to the annual GPFS User Group to meet the devs. The next one is in London approx May '18 I'd think. Similar meets in US etc. across the year (and at ISC).

Jez


On 08/08/17 16:31, Ben De Luca wrote:
Ha, I cant even get a proper quote out of them atm :( (I imagine this email will change that)
But yeah IBM can be less than fun, its been nice when you get through directly to the gpfs people directly. I am certainly a fan of the underlying technology.



On 8 August 2017 at 16:36, Ben Roeder <ben@sohonet.com> wrote:
PixCache is really good, and has the added benefit, that Gez did not mention, which is that you do not have to deal with IBM, and you get really good support for PixitMedia Ben
On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Ben De Luca <bdeluca@gmail.com> wrote:
thx Ben and Jez
On 8 August 2017 at 14:37, Jez Tucker <jtucker@pixitmedia.com> wrote:
Hi

Apologies for the delay.

PixCache is indeed built on AFM. Regarding any sprinklings of magic; buckets of R&D time and effort goes into pulling apart GPFS and its feature add-ons and ensuring they work specifically for Media demands [etc.] plus tooling and APIs over and above such as http://arcapix.com/gpfsapi and Analytics.

Happy to answer any pure technical queries 1::1 on Slack if anyone would like.

p.s. When's the next London SSA (ahem Pete)?

Best,

Jez


On 07/08/17 18:16, Ben Roeder wrote:
Mr De Luca
Active file management (AFM) is a scalable, high-performance, file system caching layer integrated with the GPFS cluster file system. AFM allows you to create associations from a local GPFS cluster to a remote cluster or storage, and to define the location and flow of file data to automate the management of the data. This allows you to implement a single namespace view across sites around the world.

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/STXKQY_4.2.0/com.ibm.spectrum.scale.v4r2.adv.doc/bl1adv_afm.htm

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Ben De Luca <bdeluca@gmail.com> wrote:
Jez, is that a gpfs feature or just pixit magic?
On 6 August 2017 at 16:15, Jez Tucker <jtucker@pixitmedia.com> wrote:
Hi all
Whilst PixCache is indeed built on GPFS it can indeed cache 3rd party NFS servers and is vendor agnostic.
Best,
Jez

On Sun, 6 Aug 2017 at 13:15, Lars van der Bijl <com48com@gmail.com> wrote:
pixcache was the only thing I heard discussed during the session as an alternative to aver. it is part of the GPFS ecosystem so definitely not vendor agnostic.
On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 2:27 PM, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Hmm, I don't think that was it. I think this was a fairly new product with aggressive pricing.
Does Pixcache work with none Pixstor storages? It says without hardware lock-in so I guess it does.
Cheers, Erik
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 7:15 PM, <emailmesiddiqui@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey Erik,
It wasn't Pixit by any chance?
Pixit is GPFS based, which is from IBM.
The have Pixit Cache -http://www.pixitmedia.com/pixcache/
Cheers, George




On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 5:45 PM, Erik Johansson <erik.johansson@fido.se> wrote:
Hey
Anyone that attended and caught the name of the German avere alternative or maybe know it anyways?
I thought they said gpfs or gpvs but can't find it on Google.
Cheers, Erik
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