I wrote about this a lot of times and now seems that it’s becoming to real… read here.
Pillar will probably be the new storage supplier (OEM) for Sun for their Axiom Storage arrays. I don’t think HDS and LSI will be very happy about this move, They will loose one of their biggest partner and this will their hurt sales.
On the other hand Pillar can achieve a lot of results in few months: a worldwide resellers and support network, visibility, technology, engineering support to improve and enhance products (i.e.: NAS heads derived from Sun 7000), and more.
WOW! Mike, If rumors come to reality you will be very busy in the next months, ;-)
Of course, IBM remain the primary target! ;-)