Fusion-io flogs software to turn a server fitted with its PCIe flash cards into a shared storage appliance. It turns out that the software is based on UK developer ID7's code and Fusion-io has just bought the company. ID7 was set up in 2006 and produces SCST, an open-source Linux component used by many storage vendors. It is a …
I think that press release could have been done better.
Sounds like they intend to do what Oracle did with Mysql.
MySQL is in userspace, this is a patch against the kernel. So it depends on lots of code under GPLv2 and it should be very hard to make closed source extensions without breaking someones copyrights.
SCST looks neat.
Time to give it a go.
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