Fishworks finally released

November 20, 2008 – 12:38 pm

Sun’s super-secret-squirrel storage appliance project has been under wraps for years now. We’re talking Apple style secrecy.

About a week ago they finally launched product.  Another cool bit of news is that there is a vmware ‘simulator’ version available for download. cool.

The “fishworks” project was rumoured to be Sun’s NetApp killer NAS appliance, based on ZFS and solaris with a nice GUI.  This turned out to be bang on.  The GUI must have been what took the most time and effort, it looks slick.  NetApp have done bugger all with their GUI. I find it very clunky.

add Fibre Channel support, de-duplication and if the performance is good Sun might just have a winner.

UPDATE:  I’ve just seen Sun’s stock price chart and profit/loss info over the last few years. It’s in freefall. Lets hope this new stuff isnt too little too late.

UPDATE2: it was. Oracle bought Sun

  1. One Response to “Fishworks finally released”

  2. It’s definitely an interesting move, but as you say, I hope it’s not too little too late.

    By Alec Thomas on Nov 20, 2008

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