The community management team recently read this article (below) discussing the future of storage devices. The writers were asked if they could develop a file system or storage system for the future, what would it look like?
We want to hear from you; what type of file system or storage system would you like to see developed?
Such system already exists. Symantec Veritas VxFS (part of Storage Foundation license). Also, one of thingies that come with VSF is Dynamic Storage Tiering that is able to create multi-volume volume groups and is capable of per-file type migrations. Other nice features VSF offers are snaphots, thin provisioning, dynamic multipathing, portable data containers (ever wanted to migrate Oracle data files from HPUX to AIX?), soon it will support deduplication, etc.
Great thing about VSF is that it is cross-platform. So, this is what I would consider a real middleware software that is removing almost all boundaries between different storage and host platforms. :)
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