NetApp and Oracle have dropped their three-year litigation over the open source Zettabyte File System (ZFS), according to an article posted on Enterprise Storage Forum.
The legal wrangling began in September 2007 when NetApp sued Sun Microsystems. Oracle inherited the problem after it acquired Sun.
ZFS is a Solaris file system that uses storage pools to manage physical storage. The ZFS pooled storage model eliminates the concept of volumes and the associated problems of partitions, provisioning and “stranded” storage by enabling thousands of file systems to draw from a common storage pool, using only as much space as is actually needed.
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