The latest Tech Tuesday Chat discussed the EqualLogic HIT kit for Linux. The Host Integration Tools (HIT) for Linux provides a collection of applications and utilities to simplify the configuration and administration of Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays. See the full transcript to catch an overview of features and information about what you can expect when installing, configuring and using this product.

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Blog – Whiteboarding with Will − EqualLogic Thin Clones The new firmware 5.0.2 and later for the Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays provides a cool, new function called thin clones. Basically it is a space-efficient clone of existing data that can then be given out to other servers acting like a standard volume. The cool thing is that all the reads come from the base template, and all new writes go to their respective areas. So you can imagine giving a developer team of 20 their own “copy” of a large database, but actually keeping the space requirements down. Plus, they can snap their own stuff and roll it back or replicate it or whatever it is those developers do in their environments.

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