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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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

There must be a shared font of Sun anti-freeze somewhere, because if Sun believes that it eliminates the need for hardware RAID controllers then they don't know what hardware RAID controllers are used for - which is worrying if they're writing a new storage system.

A hardware RAID is used for exactly the same purposes as a software implementation except the hardware one does consume less CPU time. On the other hand it's much more difficult to improve it's capabilities without having to buy a new RAID card.

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