Thursday Jan 18, 2007

Sun StorageTek 6540 Array Sets TWO World Records on SPC-2

The Sun StorageTek 6540 modular array has set TWO world records on SPC-2 and become the FIRST product to break the $100/MBPS performance price point!

The Storage Performance Council vendor-independent audited and certified results show the the Sun StorageTek 6540 array set the world record for SPC-2 price/performance for RAID-5 level data protection, beating HP\* by more than 15 percent in performance and 3.75x in price/performance for RAID-5. The measurement was run on a StorageTek 6540 array in conjunction with a Sun Fire 6900 server and delivered SPC-2 price performance of $92.41 SPC-2$/MBPS, ASU capacity of 3350.074 GB, Total Price of $125,719, Auth# B00015.
 
The StorageTek 6540 array also set the world record for SPC-2 price/performance for mirroring. The measurement was run on a StorageTek 6540 array in conjunction with a Sun Fire 6900 server and delivered SPC-2 price performance of $95.42/SPC-2 MBPS, ASU capacity of 2,233.383 GB, Total Price of $125,719, Auth# B00014.

Full configuration details and results for both can be found at the SPC web site: http://www.storageperformance.org/results.html.

\*HP result: 1137.78 MBPS @ $346.42 SPC-2 `$/MBPS, Protection Level RAID 5, ASU capacity of  6,571.275.Total price $394,152.00, Auth# B00004

Thursday Nov 30, 2006

Sun Delivers 3 Consecutive Qtrs of Disk Storage Revenue Growth in Latest IDC Tracker

IDC released its Q3CY06 Disk Storage Tracker today. In its first year-over-year comparison of consolidated Sun/StorageTek results, Sun delivered solid revenue growth of 3.4 percent.  Here's what Nigel Dessau, vice president of Storage Marketing and Business Operations, had to say:

"With today's IDC Q3 Disk Storage Tracker, Sun is pleased to have 3 consecutive quarters of disk storage revenue growth, particularly in this first year over year comparison of consolidated Sun and StorageTek results. Sun delivered solid revenue growth of 3.4% year-over-year and we held the #1 ranking for UNIX units shipped for the 11th quarter running. While Q3 is Sun's seasonally slow quarter, we are continuing to grow and expand our ability to address new market segments."


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