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Why Hasn't Open Source Taken Over Storage?

Oct 22, 2013, 15:00 (6 Talkback[s])

But there is another realm that open source has yet to mount a serious attack, the world of storage. CIOs may complain loudly about writing big checks to NetApp, EMC, and other storage vendors, but write them they do. So do the large Internet companies, although they have concocted their own storage solutions like the Google File System where they could, albeit for internal use, though.

For a long time I've wondered: Where does open source win? Where does it go slowly? Where does have no hope? And specifically Why hasn't an open source storage system succeeded? (Yes, I know that RedHat's Gluster is one attempt at this, and there are others, but so far these systems are not replacing mission critical use cases in large numbers.

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