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NewsForge: Sun's ZFS Builds on Promise of RAID

Jan 29, 2006, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Feller)

"ZFS is the filesystem Sun Microsystems began shipping in November with its operating systems to provide data management and protection from the loss of data due to file corruption.

"After five years of development and testing, Sun says ZFS and the new data replication model it includes, RAID-Z, can eliminate the need for additional expensive hardware. RAID-Z is a new take on the RAID systems that many system administrators employ promote data integrity. Sun believes the ZFS filesystem with RAID-Z offers 'virtually unlimited capacity, provable data integrity, and near-zero administration...'"

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