The State of Open Source Storage

Drew Robb looks at the state of Open Source Storage, including recent inroads in HPC:

“Greg Schulz, senior analyst and founder of StorageIO Group, is more upbeat about the state of open source storage offerings.
“There is a wide variety of open source storage solutions and applications from different sources, ranging from volume managers, iSCSI and NAS stacks, file systems, clustered file systems, object-based storage solutions, dedupe and compression, among others, not to mention all of the propriety or commercial solutions that may leverage open source technology embedded into turnkey solutions and products,” said Schulz. “Of traditional server and storage vendors, Sun is probably the most notable and vocal around open source storage, along with many smaller startup vendors.” Full Story

For more information on Sun’s Open Storage offerings, you can download this whitepaper on Revolutionizing the Storage Status Quo.


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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