SearchSMBStorage.com's perspective on OpenSolaris as a storage platform
By chhandomay on Sep 19, 2008
look at OpenSolaris,
reviewer Tory Skyers examined
the storage features
of Sun's offering to determine its value to the storage
specifically, the SMB
notes, "as far as the storage-related
aspect of this operating system
goes, it's a home run. It offers iSNS, iSCSI, CIFS, NFS (Sun did help
develop NFS you know!) and, most of all, ZFS."
|Tori provided a primer on
outlined his test goal -- building a cost effective
NAS device. He commented, "ZFS
takes quite a bit of worry out of my
day. I don't have to worry about purchasing expensive RAID controllers.
I can use the SATA ports on my motherboard and get great redundancy and
Overall, Tory was quite pleased with OpenSolaris as a storage platform. In closing, he notes, "Keep a close eye on the development of this product, once it matures a bit more it will save you some cash, enough cash to make getting some paid support every once in a while not such a terrible thing. If you have previous experience with Solaris either on Sparc or X86 then you will definitely find value in this initiative."