2013: The Year ZFS Goes Big

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Over at the Nexenta Blog, Evan Powell predicts that in 2013, ZFS will be recognized as the most broadly deployed storage file system in the world.

In fact it already is. We alone have half as much storage, we figure, under management as NetApp claims. Add Oracle and you’re already bigger than any one-storage file system. Add all Solaris and illumos deployments on top of that and you are 3-5x larger than NetApp’s OnTap. In fact, the number of ZFS users is larger than those using NetApp’s OnTap file system and EMC’s Isilon file system combined.

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