Looks like my #2 predition for 2008 is already comming true. IBM throws down a rumored $350M for clustering startup
XIV is an unknown clustering solution with 40 customers that provides SAN connectivity in a cluster configuration. XIV's Nextra solution provides point in time snapshots and scales to 1 Petabyte
XIV is led by Moshe Yanai, one of the key architects of data storage systems and instrumental in the development of EMC's Symmetrix and DMX product lines throughout the 1990s. XIV was founded in 2002 by five graduates of the Talpiot program, Israel's elite military program for technology leaders. The innovative Nextra technology has been in development since 2002, with first customer installations in 2005.