Canonical has announced today that it will expand his relationship with the company Nexenta in order to offer and improve its OpenStack service to its customers. Nexenta specializes in mass storage, so alongside Canonical will develop a software solution that improves the storage and use of OpenStack and other applications that rely on this technology.
But the most striking thing about this new relationship is the possibility or rather the introduction of the company in the ZFS working group for Ubuntu. As you well know, ZFS is the new file system that Ubuntu will support in Ubuntu 16.04 but the use to be the standard file system is a nascent thing. Perhaps after the incorporation of Nexenta, the support of the controversial file system is complete for Ubuntu 16.10 and for future updates of Ubuntu 16.04, but this is something we do not yet know officially.
ZFS will improve after the relations between ZFS and Nexenta
We also learned that Jane Silber will present along with Nexenta its new products in the 2016 OpenStack Summit, A presentation that will take place on April 25 in Texas.
Personally I think this news is interesting, as do many voices in Ubuntu as many voices critical of the Canonical operating system label as illegal ZFS support in Ubuntu as they have different software licenses and incompatible. this controversy is seriously damaging Canonical and Ubuntu perhaps because of his ignorance. This ignorance can be solved by Nexenta itself, which has experience with this file system as well as other mass storage solutions for GNU / Linux. Much is expected of this union but personally I don’t think we will see it this month but we’ll see for the next version of Ubuntu which is also not LTSThat is, ideal for experiencing novelties.