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Sun Expands 'Open' Storage Line

Nov 10, 2008, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Lawton)

"Sun Monday is introducing its latest family of hardware based on a concept it calls "open storage," which avoids proprietary technology in favor of standard components and open-source software that can be modified by users. Sun says the "open" approach, among other things, makes its products less expensive and more flexible than competing offerings..."

"Andrew Reichman, senior analyst with Forrester Research Inc., says Amber Road offers some advances. But he says that open storage doesn't resonate with many companies as well as competing offerings, in part because the products don't scale up as well for use in large data centers. "They have not done enough to define the use case for their open source products," says Mr. Reichman."

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