FAA uses Opensolaris

Sometimes you find Opensolaris at places where you won´t expect it: How the FAA Is Bringing Its Air Traffic Systems into the 21st Century. It´s an interesting article about the upcoming flight plan distribution system of the FAA.

Sun's open-source OpenSolaris/ZFS/SunFire server/Thumper storage infrastructure—which features built-in, state-of-the-art virtualization capability—was a key building block on which the FAA IT evaluation group settled. Some of the new software is already being used in the air traffic system; ZFS (Sun's open-source Zettabyte File System) is being used in the FAA's air traffic data center.