By Ericreid-Oracle on May 26, 2009
Last week, at OpenRepositories09, Sun announced a new, open approach to digital archival and preservation. It leverages:
- Commodity Sun x64-based servers
- Sun OpenStorage, including the new 7000-series Unified Storage Systems
- OpenSolaris, including ZFS
- Fedora Commons, Drupal and Islandora open source offerings
The result is a totally-open hardware and software stack - scalable, robust, and made for long-term archival (\*and\* retrieval) of massive amounts of data.
In the days to come, we'll be publishing the results of initial functional and performance testing with portions of this stack, and the results are quite exciting. For now, take a look at the "glossy" and the "one-pager" Sun was circulating at OR09 last week. Good useful stuff - intuitively obvious solutions to substantial needs.