Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:04 UTC, submitted by garyd
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ZFS is the world's most advanced filesystem, in active development for over a decade. Recent development has continued in the open, and OpenZFS is the new formal name for this open community of developers, users, and companies improving, using, and building on ZFS. Founded by members of the Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and illumos communities, including Matt Ahrens, one of the two original authors of ZFS, the OpenZFS community brings together over a hundred software developers from these platforms.

ZFS plays a major role in Solaris, of course, but beyond that, has it found other major homes? In fact, now that we're at it, how is Solaris doing anyway?

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RE[5]: Solaris is doing well
by Alfman on Sat 21st Sep 2013 14:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Solaris is doing well"
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Wow, that's a long post, I'll just respond to the main point.

"My point is that when IBM can not compete, IBM will start to FUD. As IBM always have done."

I wasn't denying that bias&FUD exists on the part of IBM, surely it does...however I'd take all statements with a pinch of salt, whether they've from IBM, Oracle (HP, SGI or anybody else).

I'll always trust third party benchmarks over the "horse's mouth". Unfortunately with solaris, oracle are actually guilty of banning third parties from publishing solaris benchmarks. While this by itself doesn't imply that their stuff performs badly, it does imply that oracle wants to hide the truth and that we only get to see benchmarks of their choosing.

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