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Enterprise Linux Today: IBM Debuts New Volume Management Technology on Linux

May 01, 2002, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])

"The Enterprise Volume Management System (EVMS) version 1.0.0 is a state-of-the-art, easy to use volume manager of unparalleled flexibility and expandability. EVMS integrates all aspects of disk, partition, and volume management into a single, enterprise level design and implementation, bringing industrial strength features found in proprietary volume managers to Linux. As a result of the highly modular, plug-in nature of EVMS, customers will be able to use this technology as their companies' needs grow and change and as new technologies become available. EVMS is 100% open source, available for all community members to use, and is licensed under the GPL.

"EVMS technology significantly expands the Volume Management capabilities found in Linux today by allowing users to access data and manage volumes from virtually any operating system. In addition, when used to emulate Volume Managers found in other non-Linux operating systems, EVMS can help significantly reduce the expense and technical barriers associated with migrating to a Linux platform..."

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