InfoWorld on opensource in the storage world

InfoWorld has announced its BOSS-ie (Best of OpenSource Software) awards for some open storage software. ZFS figures prominently. I also found some interesting tid-bits from the article.

Finally, there are a few areas we're keeping our eyes on but aren't yet prepared to pick any winners. One of these is backup and recovery, where Amanda is well-known and there are too many up-and-comers to mention. Also on the watch list is NTFS Mount (Solaris), UFS Reader (WinXP), a project that is still in beta but promises to break down the wall between Solaris and Windows, allowing either operating system to directly access the file system assets of the other. Now that's what community is all about. 

I like the bit about breaking down the walls between Solaris and Windows. 

Comments:

UFS Reader is an excellent software. 2000+ lines of C code.

However, it will be more useful if someone can wrap this into the windows IFS framework. That way UFS will appear like a native fileystem. I can just use windows explorer and browse my solaris partition.

Posted by Ananth on September 11, 2007 at 09:13 AM IST #

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