Storage Vendors Cut Costs With Open Source
Nov 19, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Nexenta uses Sun's (NASDAQ: JAVA) ZFS file system and
x86 servers to create enterprise-class storage, while ParaScale
uses Linux and commodity hardware to create a "private cloud" of
tier 2 file storage.
"Nexenta: ZFS Will Survive
"Along with NexentaStor 2.2, the latest version of Nexenta's
unified NAS and SAN solution based on ZFS, the company has also
introduced a new software suite, Pomona, that automates
provisioning and management of multiple NexentaStor and other
"NexentaStor 2.2 also includes additional support for both
VMware (NYSE: VMW) and Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS), and the solution
supports CIFS, NFS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols.
"The latest version also includes stronger database integration
with Oracle and MySQL. Data deduplication is also planned soon,
thanks to Sun's addition of the data reduction technology to ZFS,
and pNFS support is also in the works."