"Open-source Linux has achieved great popularity with the
high-performance computing community and is making major inroads as
a server platform at commercial sites, as well.
"Last time, we looked at HP's StorageWorks Scalable File Share
(HP SFS), the company's implementation of the Lustre file system.
We closed that article with a question: If IT managers have already
dedicated a sizeable investment to supporting Linux, why would they
then want to buy Linux-based storage from a single vendor, risking
the possibility of a proprietary implementation that results in
their being locked in to a single vendor...?"