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Can Sun Rise on Open Source Storage?

Jan 15, 2009, 10:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Robb)

[ Thanks to Paul Shread for this link. ]

"Despite the worst recession in decades, Schaffer said there is no slowdown in the amount of data that enterprises are generating, so they are being forced to re-think their time-honored data center architectures. This, he believes, will play right into Sun's hands.

""Storage will play a critical role in Sun's success," said Schaffer. "Sun's Open Storage approach means we can offer products like the Unified Storage 7410 System, which delivers enterprise-class storage at up to 80 percent less than traditional storage solutions."

"Going forward, he anticipated further growth fueled by the increasing attractiveness of "free" software. As well as being a way to reduce costs, if Sun achieves the level of innovation it expects, this could open the door to several new developments. Schaffer hints that some surprises are in store."

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