"Jesse goes on to point out the resiliency and services benefits
of shelling out enterprise bucks. His post sparked a conversation
between me and an end user I know well whose shops (in the two jobs
I've followed him through) are as enterprise as they come. This guy
also knows his way around a Symmetrix, and Clariion, and NetApp
filers, and when it comes to the secondary disk storage and media
servers he's building for his beefy Symantec NetBackup
environmentâ€¦ he's going with Sun's
Thumper-based open-source storage.
"Obviously it's a little different from cobbling together the
raw parts, and Sun offers support on this, so it's kind of apples
and oranges compared with what Jesse's talking about. But I've also
heard similar withering talk about Sun's open storage in
particular, and can only imagine Sun's open-source push is making
this topic timely..."