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Speculation Abounds as Sun-Oracle Wedding Day Nears

Aug 28, 2009, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Robb)

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"Sun, of course, has a wide range of storage and file system technologies in its toolkit. Much of that is open source — ZFS, Lustre and Sam-QFS. There is some debate in the open source community about just how open these technologies are due to licensing terms that differ from Linux tradition. OpenSolaris, though, is 100 percent out there in the open source community.

"These file systems include a local file system (ZFS), an enterprise-class scalable file system (QFS), a hierarchical storage management system (Sam) and a scalable high-performance parallel file system (Lustre). All of these products integrate well with Sun Solaris and OpenSolaris. Sun also has a monitoring tool called Dtrace."

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