"With $127 million in billings in the last four
quarters, just a small part of Sun's $2 billion data storage
business, the Open Storage program might not be big enough to have
much of an effect on Sun's overall business, but Lovell said he and
other members of the team have joked about what a good startup the
program would make.
""If this was a startup, we'd be having celebrations in the
street," he said.
"But the timing of the program -- coming as Oracle (NASDAQ:
ORCL) prepares to acquire the company -- makes its success more a
symbol of what might have been."