Re: Huge Fan of all things Storage related - The Infinidat story is a great one to follow.
Brian from infinidat here
Thanks for your comment. We feel acutely the lack of SMB support and are working on a pretty cool solution. It's taking a bit longer than expected because the protocol is actually way more complex than it seems on the surface, and we concluded that we had to write our own SMB server in order to deliver deterministic sub-ms latency with seven nines reliability. Let's just say I have even more respect for Samba creator Andrew Tridgell now than when we worked together at IBM, and the protocols were his problem :-)