CrossBow: Solaris Network Virtualization & Resource Control
Source: Sun Microsystems
It makes some sense to explain the relationship between the technology (Network Virtualization and Resource Control) and the project name (CrossBow). It is believed that Crossbow was invented in 341B.C. in China but the use became prevalent in Middle Ages especially when steel was used to make the weapon. More powerful Crossbows could penetrate the armour at 200 yards and gave the typical horse mounted knights real nightmares. But the biggest differentiator was the simplicity in their use. Crossbow could be used effectively after a week of training, while a comparable single shot skill with a longbow could take years of practice.