Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pogo Linux, Nexenta announce StorageDirector Z-Series storage

Pogo Linux Inc., a Seattle-based storage server manufacturer, and Nexenta Systems Inc., developer of NexentaStor, an open storage solution based upon the revolutionary file system ZFS, announced Wednesday immediate availability of a new set of storage appliances featuring NexentaStor.Yeah.. that was the posted text above. What does it really mean? More kit choices to get a open storage NAS. Some nice configuration options when ordering, but I didn't see an easy was to request smaller system disks versus the rest of the data drives for any given Z series unit. Its a very good first step. If a Linux vendor adopts an appliance based on OpenSolaris (albeit a Debian/Ubuntu-lookalike), you know there is something cooking.

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