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Get Your Free Networked Storage

Jun 12, 2009, 21:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Schiff)

[ Thanks to Paul Shread for this link. ]

"Openfiler saw open source — the Linux kernel — as a way for enterprises to inexpensively yet efficiently deploy and manage their storage networks years ago. And it developed an open source network storage operating system with a Web-based GUI that worked with any industry standard x86 or x86/64 server, which enterprises could download for free. Several years later, Openfiler boasts more than 1,000 customers and is busy developing new features to serve its growing customer base — and both enterprises and vendors have taken notice.

"iSCSI, NAS, FC, RAID...

"In addition to the Linux kernel, Openfiler uses open source technologies such as Samba CIFS fileserver and LVM2 block device virtualization to give small and large enterprises the ability to do file-based network attached storage (NAS) and block-based storage area networking (SAN) "in a single cohesive framework.""

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