scotth at scottharney.com
Wed Jan 24 14:08:50 CST 2007
> I imagine they are making a framework rather than re-inventing all of those
> tools. Why fork or remake iSCSI, samba, etc? The nice thing about having
> lots of good little tools is that you can chain them together in new and
> unexpected ways. Security is easier that way too. The only thing you have
> to worry about is the framework doing something silly that thwarts the
> policy of the components.
What they are doing is offering a software packaging of everything that
is NetApp's OnTap OS that they use on their NetApp filer boxes -- hence
the name. You still need a piece of hardware with the disks and
controllers, but this is essentially an open source competitor for the
software inside NetApp's offering and those of similar vendors for their
mid-tier storage boxes,
> Nice tool, Dustin.
> On Wednesday 24 January 2007 07:57, michael dolan wrote:
>> ... I'd be worried about security... Also, so much for doing one thing and
>> doing it well.
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