Monday Nov 10, 2008

Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems - The long journey down Amber Road

So Sun has FINALLY announced the industry's first Open Storage appliances, the new Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems--a.k.a. Amber Road. After much anticipation, these new appliances have arrived, making their grand appearance at CEC 2008 in Las Vegas, NV, where host Hal Stern, VP Global Systems Engineering, interviewed Mike Shapiro, Distinguished Engineer - FISHworks to discuss the new Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems in the FIRST LIVE episode of Innovating@Sun!

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Wednesday Jul 09, 2008

Just a Bunch of Disks (JBOD) - Introducing the Sun Storage J4000

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Reliability is key in your storage device; it can make the difference between compliance and a multi-million dollar lawsuit in some cases. With the failure rate of layers of a storage device being almost a certainty at a network scale, it is more critical than ever to employ technology that can intelligently identify bytes of data and maintain their integrity throughout the data management process.

That's the driving force behind the development of the Sun Storage J4000 family array (aka JBOD for Just A Bunch Of Disks), with more value being placed on general purpose software running on industry-standard architecture and JBODs than ever before. As Bill Moore (photo), Chief Engineer of Systems Storage Group, points out in his interview with Hal Stern, VP of Global Systems Engineering, in this edition of Innovating@Sun, "the true value is in the software, software like ZFS and Solaris, that will be able to take advantage of the capabilities of the general purpose compute and make what people used to think as 'oh, yawn, another JBOD' into something that would be even more powerful and more reliable than your typical storage array is today."

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