Fiscal Year 2008 Storage Community Recap

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Fiscal Year 2008 Storage Community Recap

  1. 1. OpenSolaris Storage Community Update June 30, 2008 Lynn Rohrer Jeff Cheeney Deirdre Straughan
  2. 2. OpenSolaris Storage Images Storage Mojo Robin Harris “ OpenSolaris is becoming the finest storage platform out there. Adding CIFS support to the kernel is a Big Deal: OpenSolaris will be industry’s first OSS universal storage platform. Only a company with nothing to lose in the traditional big iron storage business could be so bold. My hat is off to Jonathan and Bob.”
  3. 3. FY08 Quick Facts <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>36 approved & live </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 approved, not live </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 non-Sun leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>136 Storage Observers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>232 ZFS Observers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27 Core Contributors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35 Contributors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage-discuss: 436 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total: 4082 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web: 697,936 hits/yr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums: 14,594 msg/yr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts: 396/ 6 mo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hits: 752,139 /yr </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Storage Community Page Views FY08 <ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic increased 18% in FY08 </li></ul><ul><li>Updated site to address needs of developer and administrator audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Added Community Spotlight Page (with Interviews) </li></ul><ul><li>Localized site to 6 languages (fr,es, pt_br, ja, zh, ru) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Forum Subscriptions & Traffic <ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Forum traffic up 12% in FY08 </li></ul><ul><li>Storage-discuss subscribers grew (17% 6mo) </li></ul><ul><li>Total FY08 storage subscribers grew to 4082 (18% 6mo) </li></ul><ul><li>ZFS-discuss still the largest and most active forum </li></ul>
  6. 6. Storage Blogs Page Views <ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Views increased 45% in FY08 </li></ul><ul><li>Blog posts remain relatively flat at 79 / month </li></ul><ul><li>In FY08 we localized more blogs to increase traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Management blogs can drive traffic to technical ones </li></ul>
  7. 7. OpenSolaris Storage Events <ul><li>SunTech Days - various </li></ul><ul><li>SNIA Developer Conference – Sept 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Sun Forum – Oct 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>SuperComputing – Nov 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>USENIX File and Storage Technologies Conf – Feb 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSolaris Developer Summit – May 08 </li></ul><ul><li>CommunityOne – May 08 </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSolaris Developer Conference – June 08 </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSolaris User Groups - various </li></ul>
  8. 8. Items to Support Community <ul><li>Developed and Distributed > 500 USB Storage Starter Kits </li></ul><ul><li>Posted at least one new video each week for over 50 hours of video content </li></ul><ul><li>Generated 3 Community PodCasts to highlight community use of OpenSolaris Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Solicited feedback on community wish list features and open source packages </li></ul>
  9. 9. Non-Sun Contributions to OpenSolaris
  10. 10. Q1FY09 OpenSolaris Storage Comm Goals <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Host Storage Developer Summit prior to SDC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host External Community planning/ status meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an events plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage Community site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain Localizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate all Storage Communities and Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Media page for all Video and Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight Developer contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on needs of potential storage distributions </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Takeaways <ul><li>What Worked Well </li></ul><ul><li>Technology diagram </li></ul><ul><li>Community Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Wish List </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Localized Content </li></ul><ul><li>Working with partners to get contributions </li></ul><ul><li>What Needs Work </li></ul><ul><li>“How you can contribute” </li></ul><ul><li>Regular community updates </li></ul><ul><li>External community meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Site formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Event announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Internal awareness </li></ul>

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