Sun Doubles Down on Mainframe-Attached Storage
By mrcoolthreadstm on Mar 25, 2008
Sun today announced it will
support the IBM System z10 server, IBM's newest generation mainframe,
with its portfolio of enterprise class data storage solutions. This
includes the Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) family of Virtual Tape,
Tape Libraries, Access and Capacity Tape Drives, the Sun StorageTek
9990V and 9985V disk systems, and the Shared Virtual Array (SVA)
family of Virtual Disk. IBM's most current system z operating
system, z/OS v1.9, and industry standard interface protocols, FICON
and ESCON, are supported.
Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz talks about Sun's mainframe storage portfolio in this latest video http://sun.feedroom.com/?fr_story=FRdamp261859
Sun's storage portfolio has never been stronger and we continue to remain in lock-step with that latest mainframe-attached storage technology that has supported IBM mainframe servers such as the S/390, zSeries, and System z servers.
We are encouraged by IBM's interest in our products attaching to the z10. The z10 is at the forefront of mainframe server technology and Sun is the leading innovator in mainframe-attached storage with the most complete, scalable, function rich and performance-leading set of products ever.
As one of the world's largest suppliers of storage, Sun is completely committed to mainframe attached storage -- from high performing disk and tape drives to virtual tape and automated tape libraries that can store over 70 petabytes of data. Mainframe storage is a key contributor to the Sun revenue and Sun has recognized this by its ongoing investment in the technology. Having recently announced the new enterprise mid-range SL3000 tape library, the 4th generation of T9840 tape drive, Key Management Station (KMS) V2.0 and VSM performance enhancements, Sun provides the most robust end-to-end mainframe-attached storage options.
At Sun, we value the importance of customer choice. Our goal is to help you get more value out of your existing architectures and applications, as well as provide you with the most innovative software, servers, storage, and services as you build out and deploy our new technologies to be more competitive and innovative. I invite you to spend some time with the Sun Storage team to hear more about the benefits only Sun can deliver.