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Computerworld: Free Open-Source Storage Software Attracts Users

Jul 31, 2006, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jerri Ledford)

"Tens of thousands of users are deploying open-source storage software in an effort to avoid pricey proprietary products such as array clustering and disk eraser applications and to get some long-term protection through the availability of source code.

"Rafiu Fakunle, CEO of London-based open-source vendor Xinit Systems Ltd., said users have downloaded more than 38,000 copies of its Openfiler NAS and SAN software from the SourceForge.net Web site. And Zmanda Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif.--the company providing support for the open-source backup software product Amanda--said that it supports 20,000 users worldwide..."

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