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Cut Storage Costs With Open Source Software

By Paul Shread
November 25, 2009

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Everyone's looking to save money these days, and storage is no exception. Here, like in other areas, open source software can deliver the functionality you need at a price point you want. Enterprise Storage Forum looks at two recently unveiled offerings.

Two data storage vendors came out with new products last week that they claim can save users a bundle over more traditional storage systems.

Nexenta and ParaScale both use open source software and commodity hardware to lower storage costs for enterprises.

Nexenta uses Sun's (NASDAQ: JAVA) ZFS file system and x86 servers to create enterprise-class storage, while ParaScale uses Linux and commodity hardware to create a "private cloud" of tier 2 file storage.

Read the full article at Enterprise Storage Forum

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