Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

ZS3 is #1 on Storage Performance Council benchmark site

This is pretty cool. It seems the ZS3-4 just became the number 1 system in performance on Storage Performance Council's benchmark site.

The email below went out today to all SPC members. 

I would like to point out that we are also the LEAST EXPENSIVE system per SPC-2 performance. Check out our Price/Performance numbers.
So we came in at 17,244 for a $388,472 system, for a price/performance of $22.53.
Now compare that to the 2nd place system on the site, which is HP's P9500. It came in at  13,147 for a huge price of $1,161,503 and a price/performance of $88.34

We KILLED it....

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SPC Members:
Oracle Corporation has submitted the SPC-2 Result™ listed below.
The Executive Summary and Full Disclosure Report (FDR) are posted in the Benchmark Results section of the website.
The documents may be accessed by using the URL listed below:
http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2#b00067

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 (2-node cluster):

   SPC-2 Submission Identifier .... B00067
SPC-2 MBPS™ …………………….... 17,244.22
   SPC-2 Price-Performance™ …… $22.53/SPC-2 MBPS™
   Total ASU Capacity ………….…..  31,610.959 GB
   Data Protection Level ………..…. Protected 2 (Mirroring)
   Total Price ………………………….... $388,472.03

Congratulations to Oracle for an outstanding SPC-2 Result, which established a new #1 for SPC-2 performance (17,244.22 SPC-2 MBPS™).
Regards,
SPC Administrator
Storage Performance Council (SPC) 

New ZS3 ZFS Storage family announced TODAY! Finally!

It's official and we can finally be excited about the new ZS3 family. We can start talking about it now and start ordering it on Thursday. It won't actully ship, however, until next month on October 8th. I know, I know... but hey I CAN give you something TODAY... How about the 4TB drives, available right now??? Also, the new 1.6TB Readzillas and the 16-port 4x4 SAS HBAs are all here this Thursday, Sept 12th. Not bad, right?

So we now have three new systems:
1- The new ZS3-2
2- The new ZS3-4
3- The updated 7420M2 with internal SAS

The first two will ship with the new OS8 code. The 3rd one will ship with the older OS7 (2011.1.7) code, but can be updated to OS8 at anytime. (see my last blog entry about the new OS names) 

Ok, here is the low-down. The new 4TB drives are for the DE2-C trays which have been out since last December. I do NOT YET KNOW if they will also be available for the older DS2 trays, but I will tell you when I find out. This is important--- The new 1.6TB Readzillas are SAS, not SATA, so they will only work in the new ZS3 series and the new 7420M2 box. Your older 7420 and 7320 use internal SATA, not SAS, for their Readzillas and system OS drives. The new 900GB OS drives and the new 1.6TB Readzillas are SAS, so you need the newer versions to work with them.

The LAST order date for the current 7420 is September 30, 2013, and the LOD for the 7320 and 7120 is November 30, 2013. 

You can get a new product datasheet or the product announcement from your local storage SC.  

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