Running the numbers
By Todd Patrick on Nov 20, 2008
New tools are now available for storage administrators considering the 7410, in addition to the much-heralded appliance simulator VM:
The Sun Storage 7410 Power Calculator, which allows you to spec out your system, (including JBODs), and determine its active idle and sample power consumption based on estimated workload.
Adam has created a space calculator for use with the VM, to help determine how much usable capacity is delivered for a given RAID level, number of JBODs, and any Logzilla devices on 7410-based systems.