"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 SourceForge.net 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..."