Open Storage Adoption
Source: Sun Microsystems
Sun is leading the open storage revolution, combining open-source software with industry-standard system components to reduce storage costs by up to 90 percent. As a general term, open storage refers to storage systems built with an open architecture using industry-standard hardware and open-source software. In an open architecture, customers can select the best hardware and software components to meet their requirements. For example, a customer who needs network file services can use an open storage filer built from a standard x86 server, disk drives, and OpenSolaris technology at a fraction of the cost of a proprietary NAS appliance, such as a NetApp Fabric-Attached Storage (FAS) system.