“In 2006, the next-gen file system developed by Sun was ported to Mac OS X. It was offered through an open source project. Many Mac storage and server managers expected expanded ZFS support to continue in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server, however in the summer of 2009 Apple dropped the project altogether,” David Morgenstern reports for ZDNet. “There were technical concerns. However, a number of sources said that Apple pulled the plug because of Sun licensing demands.”
Now, Morgenstern reports, “Startup Ten’s Complement LLC will bring ZFS to Mac OS X, its principal software engineer announced late last week. Offered as Z-410 Storage, the file system (and now an actual product) is in the process of beta testing… Ten’s Complement Software Architect is Don Brady, a former senior Apple engineer.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]