RE: Big fat x64 blades & Don´t mention ze SUN...
RE: RE: Big fat x64 blades
"....Don't dismiss Sun's advantage to have only one codebase to maintain (networking, storage, virtualization), namely OpenSolaris. This will be a huge advantage for the next couple of years...." What big advantage? You mean the one that Linux has had for years already? Please do tell your own customers first as they're buying Galaxy with Linux at five times the rate of Galaxy with Slowaris x86.
"....And you will really get everything from one vendor....." Yes, you can get a slow OS, overpriced and poorly-performing kit, and little management software that doesn't integrate with other Sun or other vendors' products. Or you could buy the best blades solution, the leading storage solutions, and the best management software, all from hp, and all at a better price.
Regarding the article, CISCO do need a new market as they are not making the money they used to in just the networking kit. Interestingly, they already partner with IBM on the storage virtualisation front, so maybe they could use IBM storage arrays to fill the one massive gap in CISCO's offering - no storage. IBM and hp dominate the blades scene because they can actually put the whole shebang in as a complete solution. For CISCO to break into the blades market in any real way they will need to bring a complete solution to the table, so they need that storage piece yet.
RE: Don´t mention ze SUN...
Told you lot before - you lay off the gormless Sunshiner posts and I won't feel the need to show you up.