SAM-QFS Open Sourced via OpenSolaris Project

Sun has open sourced the StorageTek Storage Archive Manager (SAM) and Sun StorageTek QFS code! This major contribution to the OpenSolaris community is now available for download with additional information here.

We are very excited to take this big step in creating an open source community around SAM-QFS and continuing to grow OpenSolaris as a premier storage OS.

  • What does this mean for Sun?

Sun continues to execute against its strategy to open source all of its software. As a result, Sun is changing the storage marketplace. Sun's software is open, and with these source contributions, Solaris and OpenSolaris are well positioned as storage OS's.

  • What does this mean for the Storage Community?
Storage developers and deployers interested in these technologies will find more than just access to the source when they participate in the OpenSolaris storage community. They will find an open source community focused entirely on storage. The OpenSolaris storage software stack includes: file systems, file sharing protocols, archive policy management, replication, integrated device drivers, network interoperability software, and the tools and recipes needed to more easily deploy Solaris as a general purpose storage server or appliance.
  • What does this mean for Sun's customers?
Our customers will benefit from more choice, value and innovation that comes from open software, open standards and commodity servers and storage hardware.

Check out these sites for additional perspectives.
Ted Pogue
Margaret Hamburger
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