If there is a decent implementation of ZFS in the Linux or the BSD kernel, NetApp will sue the hell out of them.
Fixed that for you.
(Though, I am told, the most important servers are permanently connected to a large matrix KVM switch)
KVM over IP is your friend.
Even if he wasn't convicted, he should not have ever gotten a job in IT again.
Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time alloted it.