> Approach Oracle reseller to get quote about getting additional drives,
> only to discover that not only did Oracle EOL the J4400 in Dec 2010,
> they also EOLed accessories so it is no longer possible to get the
> drives. EOLing the array itself is fair enough, but the drives too,
> what a way to treat customers that have invested in their products!
> Apparently this is the case with quite a lot of "older" Sun hardware
> not just the J4400.
If you like Solaris you might check out Nexenta. Runs great on
SuperMicro hardware (or even Dell + MD3000's).
We are a fairly big "Sun" shop, but the decision to go with more and
more Dell/IBM/HP is becoming easier and easier -- especially for