The backbone of any datacenter is storage. Its 2009 and your IT budget has been slashed. All new projects have been canceled. You’re out of storage and you need a low-cost solution fast.
Openfiler is a network storage operating system utilizing industry standard storage protocols. Loaded on any x86 or x86/64 server, you can be accessing your new storage system in minutes. Supporting fibre channel, iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS, it is an excellent platform for storing VMware ESXi virtual machines.
While the software is free, advanced support is not. However, like many other Open Source projects, there is an amazing amount of community support. 40+ users participate in the Openfiler IRC channel daily. Anyone with limited linux knowledge and moderate Windows AD understanding can get Openfiler set up and connected just by following the documentation. Give it a try and see for yourself!
IRC: irc.freenode.net #openfiler