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Computerworld: Free Open-Source Storage Software Attracts Users

Jul 31, 2006, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Tens of thousands of users are deploying open-source storage software in an effort to avoid pricey proprietary products such as array clustering and disk eraser applications and to get some long-term protection through the availability of source code.

"Rafiu Fakunle, CEO of London-based open-source vendor Xinit Systems Ltd., said users have downloaded more than 38,000 copies of its Openfiler NAS and SAN software from the Web site. And Zmanda Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif.--the company providing support for the open-source backup software product Amanda--said that it supports 20,000 users worldwide..."

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