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Oct 09, 2000, 22:48 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"For enterprise network professionals looking at Linux-based storage products, two recent industry happenings should be of interest: Sun's purchase of Cobalt Networks, and VA Linux's entrance into the storage arena."

"While Sun touts that they have purchased a storage appliance vendor, the fact is they have really bought a Linux company. ... Is the official sanction of Sun servers running Linux just around the corner?"

"As one Linux-based storage maker is snapped up, another Linux company has emerged with its own storage product line. VA Linux Systems recently announced a new NAS device based on its Linux distribution and hardware. ... The 9205 features Mylex 2000 RAID controllers that manage the device's five 36G-byte or 73G-byte drives. It also includes the ext3 journaling file system, an enterprise-level open source file system..."

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