I was honored to be part of the historic FISHworks, now combined with the “Amber Road” hardware to become officially known as Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems. At the last minute on Friday, Sun PR apparently needed an extra customer walk-on and my friend Jason William’s from Digitar put in a good word for me… Monday morning I was in Vagas.
If you didn’t see the launch, have a look here. My walk on is 6 minutes into Chapter 4.
Having been running FISHworks for almost 2 years, I’m absolutely ecstatic about this release. Please download the Sun Unified Storage Simulator, which is FISHworks in a can… a VMware image for PC and Mac (apparently Mr. Marsland didn’t convince them to use VirtualBox).
I’m going to write about FW a lot more in the next couple days, but I want to make it very clear that while Analytics is sexxy and gets a lot of attention, this is a world class storage system that will rival your existing storage solutions both in terms of performance and ease-of-use, not to mention functionality. Watch the launch videos for an over-view and then start playing with the Sim.