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Linux-Watch: Openfiler Simplifies Linux NAS and SAN

Sep 24, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"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..."

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