Open Systems Storage

The title of this section probably betrays my mainframe origins. When I first started work in a datacentre, there was one PC in the entire building which was used to print out labels for mainframe tapes. Apart from a couple of Honeywell Alphas, all rest of the computing power was supplied by IBM mainframes.
This section is about Open Systems, which by definition is anything which is not a mainframe. As most processing happens on open systems kit now, it is a vital part of Storage Knowledge.

UNIX and LINUX are mid-range systems. They are very similar and so are discussed in the same section.

The Windows section discusses Windows Servers rather than PCs.

Netware pretty much died about 10 years ago, but the section has been retained for those enthusiants who still use it.

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