Now You Can Turn a Server into a Storage Array...

Sun Releases Code that Let's Customers  Save Time and Money with Open Storage Arrays built with OpenSolaris COMSTAR

COMSTAR (Common Multiprotocol SCSI Target) -- now available in the latest OpenSolaris community build let's a standard x86 server transform into an Open Storage array. COMSTAR basically
allows the server to act like a block storage device. To the host system, a server running OpenSolaris
and configured with COMSTAR walks, talks and responds as a storage array.

COMSTAR is a open, pluggable architecture that allows developers to quickly add new storage targets (think iSCSI or Fibre Channel targets) and add new transports (the actual protocol support to talk to various devices (FC, SAS, etc.).

Director of Storage Platforms Scott Tracy wrote about the versatility of COMSTAR in this blog at blogs.sun.com/quicksticks


Recycle, reuse, repurpose. Make the most of your existing industry standard equipment. It's one of the many benefits of Open Storage.

Comments:

URL blogs.sun.com/quicksticks is incorrect , the correct one is blogs.sun.com/quickstick

-anish

Posted by Anish on June 13, 2008 at 08:38 AM PDT #

The font on this blog entry is horrible. Please revert it to the default font.

Posted by guest on June 14, 2008 at 04:03 PM PDT #

The comstar link has a typo. It should be http://opensolaris.org/os/project/comstar/

Posted by guest on June 15, 2008 at 06:59 AM PDT #

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