Read-Only ZFS Included in Leopard

Susan Hall

Will Leopard include ZFS or not?


Last week, Sun's chief executive Jonathan Schwartz said it will. Then Monday, Brian Croll, senior director of product marketing for Mac OS, said, "ZFS is not happening" in Leopard.


Now Apple is saying Sun's 128-bit ZFS for Solaris will be available in the Leopard edition of OS X, but in a limited form and it won't be its default file system, according to InformationWeek.


Croll explained,

"We are exploring it as a file system option for high-end storage systems with really large storage. As a result, we have included ZFS -- a read-only copy of ZFS -- in Leopard."

The Register sees early approval for ZFS among developers, saying it would offer the ability to securely handle large volumes of data using the Solaris 10 operating system.

Add Comment      Leave a comment on this blog post

Post a comment





(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.



Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making


SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data