"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
""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
"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."