Solaris : Anyone using solaris for data storage?
With ZFS under solaris supporting dedupe natively (from what I've read) has anyone considered using a Solaris/Samba/CIFS/ZFS solution for data storage? As most of our students' work is going to be similar to a greater extent than that of IT users in industry and as teacher generally share resources for use in multiple classes I think school data is a prime case where dedupe will bring benefits.
It would be good to see a case study and what benefits were realised.
Anyone know of any success stories like this?
PS A link to a comparison between Solaris 10 and opensolaris would be appreciated too. From what I can see both are free but which should I choose?