Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Nov 2010 23:37 UTC, submitted by comay
Oracle and SUN Today Oracle released its latest version of Solaris technology, the Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 release. It includes a large number of new features not found in either Oracle Solaris 10 or previous OpenSolaris releases including ZFS encryption and deduplication, network-based packaging and provisioning systems, network virtualization, optimized I/O for NUMA platforms and optimized platform support including support for Intel's latest Nehalem and SPARC T3. In addition, Oracle Solaris 10 support is available from within a container/zone so migration of existing systems is greatly simplified. The release is available under a variety of licenses including a supported commercial license on a wide variety of x86 and SPARC platforms.
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by Laurence on Tue 16th Nov 2010 11:28 UTC
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I've become somewhat of a ZFS fanboy in recent years but got turned off OpenSolaris when Oracle took over and the whole hoopla kicked off about the state of OpenSolaris.
Now it's looking ever more likely that ZFS will be binned as Oracle already have a vested interest in BtrFS, Linux (due to CDDL vs GPL licensing) favours BtrFS and even Apple have dropped their implementation in OS X.

It seems (aside *Solaris), FreeBSD stands alone in it's support for ZFS, and that worries me a lot.

I'm sure BtrFS excels in many ways but ZFS has already been adopted on my home file server, I've grown comfortable with it and it's (for me at least) proven itself. So the last thing I want to do is migrate to another platform.

tl;dr version: I'm really worried about the future of ZFS.

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