Many specialists of small organizations clearly understand the advantages of ZFS and can justify to the management the savings from software LZ4 compression and deduplication when buying a new storage system, but there were no inexpensive solutions for this file system. But a holy place is never empty, and QSAN decided to combine in one device everything that we love in Linux and everything that we value in ZFS.

The amount of data stored in the world not only continues to grow, but is growing faster than predicted. It was expected that the share of data stored on flash and solid state drives would increase, while the amount of data stored on hard drives and tape would decrease. However, today it is clear that all three technologies continue to evolve simply because they require a lot of storage capacities.