From the beginning, Alex Ross and the Nexenta crew have had in mind to build a business around OpenSolaris (meaning the code, not Indiana) and to leverage technology for its own ends. This was something those of us involved with OpenSolaris (meaning the community, not Indiana) early on wanted to encourage and ensure was possible. Nexenta is a shining example of what the project represents and the future of this community.
A free eval of NexentaStor Virtual Appliance is available for download. For the bare metal installable contact Nexenta.
Most of all, I want to give prop’s to Joe Little of Stanford. I get to hang out with Joe from time to time at conferences and he’s always got something amazing to show me. Keep your eyes on his blog!! If his name is new to you, get used to it now, you’ll be hearing it a lot more now that NexentaStor is released.