[OpenAFS] Overview? Linux filesystem choices
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 21:03:26 -0400
On Sep 28, 2010, at 8:52 PM, Booker Bense wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Vincent Fox wrote:
>> On 09/28/2010 04:13 PM, Rich Sudlow wrote:
>>> that being said we're also looking for fileserver
>>> alternatives due to Oracle takeover.
>> What's your reasoning here?
> Oracle is making it pretty clear that Solaris is only for
> Solaris hardware and they are changing the support/price
> Ideally, we'd like to run Solaris on commodity x86 boxes rather
> than the increasingly expensive thumper boxes.
> For whatever reason Oracle is pricing themselves out of the
> market wrt to generic hardware.
> _ Booker C. Bense
Exactly. In addition Oracle discounts are no where near
what we used to get with Sun. So if we wanted to buy Oracle
hardware (thumpers) it's significantly more than what we've
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