Bored of Sun Hardware Talk
As a Sun Sysadmin for a number of years it pains me to see Sun continuing its downwards spiral. Like those nice people from the ministry of agriculture humanely kill cows Its time for someone to get the nailgun out before it gets any worse.
I don't see why anyone in their right mind would consider buying Sun kit when Oracle are looking to flog the hardware division to anyone who will take it. To be fair they've designed and built some amazing pieces of kit over the years but they've also released some absolute stinkers.
The Sun 7000 array with the goodness of ZFS, Solaris 10's DTRACE and now SSDs is pretty cool and if this was spun off into a separate storage company then you might just persuade more people to buy into the product. Even though they are pretty impressive if you were a Windows/ESX admin you probably wouldn't have them on your shopping list primarily because of the connotations of their Sun badge.