|What is this thing called "OpenVault"?||
OpenVault is middleware that helps applications manage
removable media, allowing sharing of libraries and drives
between applications on a host and between hosts in a SAN.
|Are there commercial versions of it?||
OpenVault from SGI and
SmartMedia from Legato.
|Is there documentation I can read?||
OpenVault Application Programmer's Guide,
OpenVault Infrastructure Programmer's Guide, and
OpenVault Operator's and Administrator's Guide.
|What drives and robots are supported?|| SmartMedia device plugins can be used with OpenVault.
40 library types and 10 drive types are now supported.
|What's this about an IEEE standard?|| IEEE 1244 Media Management System is based on
OpenVault and has been approved and published.
|Who developed IEEE 1244?||Storage Systems Standards Working Group of the IEEE.|
|Is there an Open Source project?||Yes, on SourceForge , of course.|