On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:11 PM, Ray Van Dolson wrote: > On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:07:55PM +0800, Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote: >> On 4/14/11, John R Pierce<pierce at hogranch.com> wrote: >>> since this is the centos list, I really didn't want to suggest this, but >>> if I was building a 20 or 40TB or whatever storage server, I do believe >>> I'd be strongly consider using Solaris, or one of its variants like >>> OpenIndiana, with ZFS. >>> >>> ZFS was engineered from the ground up to scale to zetabytes >> >> I was actually considering this but then came news that Oracle was >> killing OpenSolaris and likely to be pushing OCFS so decided I >> probably don't want to have something come bite me a year or two down >> the road. I'm not sure how things developed since then though. >> >> But based on your recommendation and Christopher Chan's, it would seem >> like you guys don't think that long term support/updates would be an >> issue for ZFS? > > ZFS and OCFS play in different spaces. And ZFS is going nowhere... if > you want to use on an "open" OS, OpenIndiana may be a good bet, but > you're best short-term / "mature" option would be Nexenta or Solaris > Express. > Huh? What gives Nexenta a better advantage over OpenIndiana? They are both in the same boat. Both will have to migrate to illumos and move away from the last OpenSolaris ON release. Oh, Nexenta has a company backing it? Makes no different when both projects will be using the same core image. Now, if OpenIndiana resists using illumos, then you will have a case for Nexenta over OpenIndiana.