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Sun Adds Solid State Drive Management to ZFS

Jun 01, 2009, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"SSDs have been one of the hottest data storage technologies in the last year, as users have been willing to pay up for much greater performance even in a down economy. But to take full advantage of SSD technology, users need management software to fine-tune performance (see IBM Adds Solid State to High-End Storage). Sun is breaking new ground by offering that capability for free.

""Sun is taking a very aggressive position here," said Objective Analysis analyst Jim Handy. "SSDs are nice, but without proper software support, they really don't do much to help the system out. That's why SSDs' penetration in the PC is still significantly below 1 percent. There is a lot of value in the kind of SSD support software that ZFS includes."

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