"Yes, OK. We know you're busy people. But our passion
for bringing obscure Linux file system announcements to your
attention remains undiminished. Especially when they're important,
and this one is certainly worth keeping tabs on.
Last week Sistina released version 5.0 of the open source GFS
clustered file system. It richly deserves its obscurity rating -
any FAQ that begins with the question "Is STOMITH absolutely
required?" can be judged to have a small but intense following.
But Matt O'Keefe's GFS long predates Sistina, the company he
founded to commercialize the project he began at the University of
Minnesota. GFS not only has the potential to unseat the leading
vendor in its class - Veritas - but to bring open source
commoditisation to servers and storage."