Welcome to Tessera. I am sure that some of you are wondering what the heck is a tessera? Why did we choose that name for a blog? Tessera are small pieces of glass or ceramic tiles used to make a mosaic sculpture. Peter and I are both employed by Mosaic Technology, hence the reference to “mosaics”. As Storage Engineers, we hope to use this blog and the contents to engage in candid discussions surrounding the technologies we employ in our daily activities. With some hope, this will grow to include technical Q&A, tips and tricks, as well as a few philosophical debates.

Please be aware that although you need to register to post here, we will NOT be using any information for business purposes. We adhere to strict confidentiality rules and want this to be an open exchange of information. Our hope is that this forum will produce small bits of discussion and knowledge that will grow to a greater understanding of the technology used in today’s datacenters in the same way that small bits of tessera come together to create a piece of art that can be admired by all.

Thank you, and Let the discussion begin…