Linked by John Finigan on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC
Oracle and SUN When it comes to dealing with storage, Solaris 10 provides admins with more choices than any other operating system. Right out of the box, it offers two filesystems, two volume managers, an iscsi target and initiator, and, naturally, an NFS server. Add a couple of Sun packages and you have volume replication, a cluster filesystem, and a hierarchical storage manager. Trust your data to the still-in-development features found in OpenSolaris, and you can have a fibre channel target and an in-kernel CIFS server, among other things. True, some of these features can be found in any enterprise-ready UNIX OS. But Solaris 10 integrates all of them into one well-tested package. Editor's note: This is the first of our published submissions for the 2008 Article Contest.
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Mon 21st Apr 2008 20:07 UTC
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Key thing to note that all future Solaris work is being done assuming ZFS as the primary file system... so everything else (for the local machine anyway) is legacy.

The first release of OpenSolaris installs upon ZFS only, and that OS is going to be the basis of whatever Sun cobbles together to call Solaris 11, if that even happens.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by poundsmack on Mon 21st Apr 2008 20:09 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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oh solaris 11 will happen ;) that you can be sure of. once open solaris has had a few general avalibility builds and gets out there more. i would say a year off or so.

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