By chhandomay on Jan 31, 2009
|SearchStorage.com's Carol Sliwa
has recently penned a nice article on open-source storage.
"Open-source storage software is freely available, but it's the rare IT department that's willing to cobble it together with hardware to build a storage system.
IT organizations are typically so worried about data loss that they tend to favor storage products from established vendors. That's why Sun Microsystems' new Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems billed as "open storage appliances" and formerly known as Amber Road, have created a stir in the market.
The Sun stack includes the OpenSolaris operating system, with its default ZFS file system featuring simple administration, end-to-end data integrity and scalability. OpenSolaris supports not only NFS but CIFS, through an in-kernel implementation, to enable file access with Windows-based systems."
Check out the entire article here -- it's a pretty good one!