NetApp has asked one of their competitors, Coraid, to halt the sales of their EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliances. The reason? Coraid is using the ZFS file system. Coraid has sent a letter to their customers announcing a temporary sales stop. The Z-Series NAS was announced in May, so NetApp didn’t waste any time in sending their legal threats. Continue reading Battle over ZFS heats up
Cloud storage might be a good idea for some use cases, but that doesn’t mean any service provider is a good choice. EMC announced last week that its Atmos Online service was no longer offering any SLA’s and is no longer supported for production usage:
We will no longer be offering paid subscription or support for Atmos Online services. Any existing production accounts will not be billed either for past or future usage. We will also no longer provide any SLA or other availability commitment. As a result, we strongly encourage that you migrate any critical data or production workloads currently served via Atmos Online to one of our partners offering Atmos based services.
Continue reading EMC reminds us not to rely too much on cloud services yet