Solaris ZFS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux ext3: File System Performance
Source: Sun Microsystems
The Solaris 10 06/06 Operating System (OS) introduces a major new data management technology - the Solaris ZFS file system. Replacing the traditionally separate file system and volume manager functionality found in most operating environments, Solaris ZFS provides immense capacity and performance coupled with a proven data integrity model and simplified administrative interface. Lately, file systems aim to provide efficient access to data storage and information. While traditional UNIX file systems and Solaris ZFS alike can benefit from additional performance enhancements, the performance profile and characteristics of Solaris ZFS are qualitatively different from file systems such as the ext3 file system used in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Enterprise Server environment and similar architectures.