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[News] Storage Innocation Powered by GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Storage Innocation Powered by GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 23:15:31 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Networked storage a thing of the past?

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| Seanodes aggregates spare Linux server disk capacity into single pool.
| French startup Seanodes has a product to combine storage on many Linux 
| servers into a single shared pool of storage, making networked storage 
| unnecessary.   



Start-up turns Linux servers into virtual storage  

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| The VSN software aggregates the disk storage on commodity Linux servers to 
| provide one or more virtual file systems. The software configures one Control 
| Node with as many as several hundred Storage Nodes, where each node is a 
| server.   



Distributed Storage Subsystem Headed For -mm

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| Andrew Morton responded favorably to Evgeniy Polyakov's most recent release 
| of his distributed storage subsystem, 


Cleversafe Launches DSGrid File System

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| The Cleversafe project, developers of the world's first open source 
| Dispersed Storage software, has launched a new open source project, called 
| the DSGrid File System (dsgfs), to allow a dispersed storage grid to appear 
| as a mountable file system for Linux-based software applications.
| [...]
| ...Using the dsgfs, users will be able to seamlessly store data on
| the Cleversafe Research Storage Grid, on a commercial grid or on a grid
| they build themselves. dsgfs initially will support various versions
| of Linux, including Debian, Fedora and CentOS.
| "This new project means that most Linux-based applications will now be
| able to seamlessly take advantage of the benefits of dispersed storage,
| which include security, reliability and privacy,? said John Quigley,
| dsgfs project lead. "Cleversafe is inviting organizations and individualst
| o freely participate in the project."


Microsoft underscores the fallacies of Microsoft's distributed computing

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| The fundamental difference between Microsoft and Linux in general is due to 
| motivation. Microsoft's was draconian, while Linux was honorable. Microsoft 
| was intent on tightening the screws in their system making sure that you have 
| rendered unto Microsoft your tax (the price) of their software, while the 
| Linux problem was an honest (though very unfortunate) mistake where the 
| developers were trying to improve the software, but failed. I don't know how 
| you feel, but I take no great comfort in the fact that because of Microsoft's 
| greed the full operation of my paid-for copy of Microsoft software is at the 
| mercy of a less than perfect vendor on the other end of a less than reliable 
| network. I can fix a bug like the xorg bug, but I can't fix a bug like the 
| Microsoft bug unless I just replace it with an alternative and remove all 
| those negative critical dependencies.           


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