NEW ORLEANS. Three years after Oracle left the Open Solaris and its open source implementation of the ZFS storage filesystem for dead, OpenZFS is alive and well.
At the Linuxcon conference, Matt Ahrens, one of the original co-founders of ZFS at Sun, announced the new OpenZFS effort to help push open source ZFS forward into a new era. ZFS first emerged as Sun Microsystems’ next generation filesystem for the Solaris Unix operating system back in 2005. ZFS is a 128-bit file system with enhanced error detection and correction capabilities and was released at the time under Sun’s community open source license. The project was also a key part of the OpenSolaris project, which was an open source version of Solaris.