In a very impressive achievement, Sun received three 2008 Technology of
awards from InfoWorld today. Selected by InfoWorld Test Center
editors and reviewers, the Technology of the Year awards recognize the
most groundbreaking, most valuable products in IT, as evaluated by
InfoWorld in 2007.
category, Sun Solaris 10 took home "Most Innovative Server OS."
InfoWorld claims, "No server operating system satisfies more varied
requirements or boasts a wider range of brilliant features," praising
the ZFS file system, DTrace and Solaris Containers features. They also
note, "it's simply the most innovative version of a server operating
system this decade."
the hardware category,
the Sun Fire X4500 was awarded "Best Storage Server." Paul Venezia
reviewed the product in July 2007, highlighting many of the key
features -- including 48 SATA drives in a single 4U chassis
accompanying a dual-Opteron server with two PCI-X slots -- and noting
the product "will certainly make waves."
itself won an
for "Best File System
" in the storage category. InfoWorld says the Sun
solution's fluidity, malleability and scalability "far surpass any file
system available now on any platform
." The award links to Paul
Venezia's very postive review
in June 2007 and closes by saying ZFS is
an "amazingly well-thought-out and nicely implemented solution
Congratulations to the teams -- you are THE best!!!