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FOI request: Public sector favours legacy over open-source storage

Computing - Local and central government departments in the UK are favouring legacy storage systems from the likes of IBM and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) as opposed to open-source storage, according to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

The request was made by open-source software provider Nexenta Systems, and the revelation comes despite the government's efforts over the past few years to cut costs and create a level playing field between open source and proprietary software vendors.