FreeBSD 8.2 Expands ZFS Support -- Without Oracle
Feb 26, 2011, 11:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
"When one door closes, sometimes another one opens.
"The open source FreeBSD operating systems is out this week with
a new release expanding support for the ZFS filesystem and
improving disk encryption performance.
"The FreeBSD 8.2 release is the first FreeBSD release in 2011
and follows the 8.1 release, which debuted in July of 2010.
Alongside the 8.2 release, FreeBSD 7.4 is also being released,
marking the final release in the FreeBSD 7.x branch.
"ZFS (Zettabyte File System) is an open source technology that
was first developed by Sun and debuted in Solaris 10. FreeBSD has
been including ZFS since the FreeBSD 7.0 release and has been
steadily improving the performance, features and usability ever
since. FreeBSD developer Josh Paetzel told InternetNews.com that
ZFS support has been vastly improved FreeBSD 8.2 including numerous
bug fixes and improvements. Paetzel is also the director of IT for
systems vendor iXsystems."