Tuesday Apr 22, 2008

[Open]Solaris Filesystem Choices

There is a great article over at  OSNews discussing the various file system choices in Solaris 10. The first paragraph of the article is below and sets the tone for the rest of the article:

Solaris Filesystem Choices

posted by John Finigan on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC

When it comes to dealing with storage, Solaris 10 provides admins with more choices than any other operating system. Right out of the box, it offers two filesystems, two volume managers, an iscsi target and initiator, and, naturally, an NFS server. Add a couple of Sun packages and you have volume replication, a cluster filesystem, and a hierarchical storage manager. Trust your data to the still-in-development features found in OpenSolaris, and you can have a fibre channel target and an in-kernel CIFS server, among other things. True, some of these features can be found in any enterprise-ready UNIX OS. But Solaris 10 integrates all of them into one well-tested package.

 It is great to see such a great article showing up on OSNews. Well done John and thanks OSNews!

To complete the picture I think it would be important to highlight the other file systems that are being worked as part of OpenSolaris. These projects can all be found at the Storage Community projects page. Some of the file system work that should be noted include:

There is a growing excitement around storage and OpenSolaris, and these projects are a great expression of this energy.

How does OpenSolaris and open source play a roll in your storage solutions? Does it help or is it creating problems? Let me know I'm interested in hearing ...

Wednesday Feb 06, 2008

Acroreader updated for Solaris ....

I was reading through yesterdays various blog posts on Solaris and was excited to see a post indicating that Adobe has released a patch for the latest version of acroreader for Solaris. However I read to quickly (as is too often the case) and missed the part that said Solaris/SPARC. Bummer. I was and am looking forward to being able to read PDF files, with acroread, on my OpenSolaris laptop. Maybe the growing number of voices on the Adobe Forums will help persuade Adobe to port this useful app to the x64 architecture.

 

Wednesday Jan 17, 2007

Solaris Ready Applications!

Over 6 months ago I blogged about the difficulty of finding applications that were running on Solaris 10. Well the wonderful folks over at BigAdmin have just released the Solaris Ready Applications and Solutions Catalog.

Just like the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) on BigAdmin you can browse the supported apps by platform (SPARC or X64) or you can search by Vendor, product name or keywords. This should make deploying solutions on Solaris 10 even more straight forward.

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