Rather odd statements by Chris Mellor without substantiation
Chris Mellor writes, "The Sun 7000 business model, with its commodity hardware aspects, is good news in Oracle-land, but its open source software is not."
Open source software is not good to Oracle? Why not? I thought Oracle was into their own open source version of Linux before starting the purchase of Sun, which they indicated Solaris was "the leading platform for the Oracle database"?
Chris Mellor writes, "Not to Oracle, any way. Neither is the bag-of-bits aspect of the 7000's software environment particularly attractive to many customers
That seems like another very odd statement, considering that customers are replacing their storage systems with the new Open Source system. Customers deploying substantial storage (motion video) seem to love it.
Unsubstantiated statements should be qualified instead of the FUD just being tossed around. I would like to know WHY Chris Mellor writes opinions instead of merely reading opinions.
Architects need to know why media writers hold opinions concerning systems.