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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RE[2]: ZFS
by nt_jerkface on Tue 16th Nov 2010 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE: ZFS"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26


No, the most logical step, from a pure business perspective, would be to kill BTRFS - dont you agree? Actually,
"I'm really worried about the future of BTRFS".


That does make business sense given they are investing in Solaris to make it more competitive with Linux.

Why should they also fund the development of tech that improves Linux? Funding BTRFS made more sense before the purchase of Sun.

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RE[3]: ZFS
by segedunum on Tue 16th Nov 2010 19:03 in reply to "RE[2]: ZFS"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

That does make business sense given they are investing in Solaris to make it more competitive with Linux.

So did Sun.........

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RE[4]: ZFS
by nt_jerkface on Tue 16th Nov 2010 19:12 in reply to "RE[3]: ZFS"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

"That does make business sense given they are investing in Solaris to make it more competitive with Linux.

So did Sun.........
"

Sun didn't care about business sense when Schwartz was in charge. He did after all state that they were not working with a business model.

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RE[3]: ZFS
by sorpigal on Tue 16th Nov 2010 19:08 in reply to "RE[2]: ZFS"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

What would make the most sense, now, is to shoehorn ZFS into Linux the way Novell put NSS into Linux (ie, in a way which sucks and is largely impossible to replicate outside their own distro) and then drop btrfs like a hot-potato. "Want ZFS Linux? Only sold by Oracle, baby!" I can see it now.

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