A new take on storage: Sun announces Project Honeycomb

Sun this week announced the StorageTek 5800 - it's a new approach to storage, especially for the retrieval of archived data. Product info here, good writeups here, here and here

Why am I blogging about this? Simply put, I'm also supporting several OSS Communities that will be working with this product/technology, and what better time/place to talk about it than at the launch of this storage product. By building in clustered storage and a metadata layer, this box will change the way very large archived datastores are accessed.

The Communities you'll be hearing about from me in the future:   

 

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