Solving the Storage Challenge with... Software
By Laura on Mar 02, 2008
Fixed content data is growing exponentially. And when you're considering billions of records, you need an easy way to find what you're looking for. Traditional file system technology is not going to cut it. An entirely different paradigm is required to address these needs - and that is what the StorageTek 5800 System (a.k.a. Project Honeycomb) is architected for. And what's more exciting, the system's software technology is now opensourced – a first in the area of storage.
Vice President of Global Systems Engineering, Hal Stern, welcomes Josh Dobies, software engineering manager, to this latest edition of Innovating@Sun. Stern and Dobies discuss the strategy and functionality behind Sun's latest distributed software technology that can turn standard commodity hardware into a highly-reliable, scalable, easy-to-manage storage cloud with an object-oriented paradigm. The interview covers:
Find out why institutions like Stanford University have been early adopters of the technology and have chosen the Sun StorageTek 5800 over other offerings. Start participating today. Check out the open, freely-available code for download. Check out the software development kit. Click here for the full Innovating@Sun podcast.