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The Register: Linux takes obscurity route to datacentre

Dec 19, 2001, 16:34 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)
"Yes, OK. We know you're busy people. But our passion for bringing obscure Linux file system announcements to your attention remains undiminished. Especially when they're important, and this one is certainly worth keeping tabs on.

Last week Sistina released version 5.0 of the open source GFS clustered file system. It richly deserves its obscurity rating - any FAQ that begins with the question "Is STOMITH absolutely required?" can be judged to have a small but intense following.

But Matt O'Keefe's GFS long predates Sistina, the company he founded to commercialize the project he began at the University of Minnesota. GFS not only has the potential to unseat the leading vendor in its class - Veritas - but to bring open source commoditisation to servers and storage."

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