"We tend to think of Linux as a general purpose operating
system, but it also makes a great foundation for special-purpose
software appliances. One of the more interesting releases, in this
regard, is the storage management operating system, Openfiler.
"Xinit Systems Ltd.'s Openfiler is designed from the bottom-up
as both a file-based NAS (Network Attached Storage) and block-based
SAN (Storage Area Networking) system manager. To connect these
together, Openfiler is designed for use with iSCSI (Internet Small
Computer System Interface) devices..."