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Storage Vendors Cut Costs With Open Source

Nov 19, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Shread)

[ Thanks to Paul Shread for this link. ]

"Nexenta uses Sun's (NASDAQ: JAVA) ZFS file system and x86 servers to create enterprise-class storage, while ParaScale uses Linux and commodity hardware to create a "private cloud" of tier 2 file storage.

"Nexenta: ZFS Will Survive

"Along with NexentaStor 2.2, the latest version of Nexenta's unified NAS and SAN solution based on ZFS, the company has also introduced a new software suite, Pomona, that automates provisioning and management of multiple NexentaStor and other storage systems.

"NexentaStor 2.2 also includes additional support for both VMware (NYSE: VMW) and Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS), and the solution supports CIFS, NFS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols.

"The latest version also includes stronger database integration with Oracle and MySQL. Data deduplication is also planned soon, thanks to Sun's addition of the data reduction technology to ZFS, and pNFS support is also in the works."

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