"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."