I wrote two entries about Sun Open Storage which I nuked as I didn't want it to appear unseemly that I was kicking a competitor when they were down..
(Well, I'm not sure if I could even class Sun as a competitor anymore. Sorry folks but it's true. We see sun sales guys swearing blind that only Sun storage is supported with Sun hardware a couple of times per year and every now and then someone buys a Thumper box and tells me they have to rack on the bottom of the frame for fear it'll topple over and kill someone but that's about it)
..and then Dave Raffo is more savage then both of them combined.
To summarise my thoughts. Open Storage is an admission that Sun can't invest in this business to the same level that their competitors can. It's more about defending Solaris from being eaten alive by Linux and speeding up the company's retreat out of the storage hardware business then it is about "revolutionising" anything.
One now wonders if Symantec are now rethinking their marketing use of the term OpenStorage for their similarly marketing spin job?
With one you have open source but not open development, while the other isn't open in any shape or form at all.