SAN FRANCISCO--Oracle has certified the use of's Global File System (GFS) with its database products, the companies said Monday here at the . GFS lets as many as 300 servers share the same file system--the software that governs how information is stored--in conjunction with Oracle's Real Application Clusters (RAC) technology.
GFS is supported on EMC and Network Appliance's storage systems, Red Hat said. Oracle has its own open-source competitor to GFS, called the Oracle Cluster File System. The company released version 2 of the software in August and announced that the product would be a standard component of Novell's.