Openfiler Simplifies Linux NAS, SAN
Openfiler, an appliance Linux, can turn any x86 box into an iSCSI NAS or SAN controller. (Linux-Watch)We tend to think of Linux as a general-purpose operating system, but it also makes a great foundation for special-purpose software appliances. One of the more interesting releases, in this regard, is the storage management operating system, Openfiler. Xinit Systems Openfiler is designed from the bottom up as both a file-based NAS (network-attached storage) and block-based SAN (storage area network) system manager.
To connect these together, Openfiler is designed for use with iSCSI (Internet SCSI) devices.