The last few days there were some media buzz about FISHwork and the usability as the foundation for an Anti-NetApp-Device. I hope it´s obvious, that it would be quite easy for Network Appliance to build a Anti-Anti-NetApp device. How? Use the weapon of your enemy (or competitor) and use it against him. From the hardware side NetApp-Filer are not much more than glorified x86 servers. So it would relatively easy for them to use Opensolaris as the foundation for their systems. As they can extend it without giving the changes back to the community, this would be a viable business model with the possibility for differentations (for example with an FC target mode for Solaris) without the hassle to develop an scalable and competitive operating environment on your own.