Friday Jun 13, 2008

COMSTAR - Server = Storage Array??

Over the past few weeks information about a great new storage feature in OpenSolaris has been trickling out. The feature is COMSTAR (COMSTAR = COmmon Multiprotocol SCSI TARget). To learn more about COMSTAR the OpenSolaris project page include a number of videos and an outstanding administration guide.

I personally had the chance to play with COMSTAR a few weeks back and found it simply amazing. It was so cool being able to create a ZFS volume and share it to a windows host in around 10 minutes. I wrote up my experience in this presentation. There is a chance the presentation as given to the Front Range OpenSolaris User group may soon be a video.

Some other interesting reading about COMSTAR are:

There was also the press coverage:

I'm sure the excitement is just getting started and I really look forward to how this technology will be used in a future product ...

Friday May 30, 2008

In their words - Amit Vashi, Qlogic

The next installment in our ongoing series of interviews is now live on OpenSolaris. The interview I did with Amit Vashi covers why Qlogic is participating in the OpenSolaris Storage Community and where they are finding value.

Radio May 2008 Interview with Amit Vashi, Vice President, Qlogic
audio http://qlogic.com

Check it out ... and let me know if you have ideas on who should be featured next....
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