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NetworkWorldFusion: Why Buy Linux Storage From a Single Vendor?

Aug 16, 2004, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Karp)

"Open-source Linux has achieved great popularity with the high-performance computing community and is making major inroads as a server platform at commercial sites, as well.

"Last time, we looked at HP's StorageWorks Scalable File Share (HP SFS), the company's implementation of the Lustre file system. We closed that article with a question: If IT managers have already dedicated a sizeable investment to supporting Linux, why would they then want to buy Linux-based storage from a single vendor, risking the possibility of a proprietary implementation that results in their being locked in to a single vendor...?"

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