Sun Storage Scores Big This Week!
By mrcoolthreadstm on Jun 06, 2008
Wha Sut a week! Sun outgrew the total disk storage systems market in revenue and Terabytes shipped (as shown in the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Tracker.)
Sun continued its momentum in midrange disk storage as it grew midrange disk system revenue for the ninth consecutive quarter. The Sun StorageTek ST6000 product family, specifically the ST6540 and ST6140, continue to sell very well. Also notable in this segment is the strength of the Sun Fire x4500 (Thumper) as it more than doubled in unit shipments and revenue. The new Sun StorageTek VTL products are also ramping up well with 3x Q/Q revenue growth. Sun's products in the midrange are well positioned to take advantage of the growth that is forecast for the midrange segment, which is the largest of the market.
In the high-end (classified by Sun as disk storage systems priced above $300K), Sun had strong growth as it posted the strongest growth of all top vendors in revenue and unit shipments, outgrowing the market. The Sun StorageTek ST9900 family had excellent growth in the quarter.
"Sun outgrew the market in year-over-year revenue and gained marketshare in key areas, as shown in the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker," said Jason Schaffer, senior director, storage marketing. "We also demonstrated significant growth for our Sun StorageTek x4500 Thumper line, which demonstrates the momentum in the market for the Open Storage revolution. As we add new products that offer better economics and performance through the combination of open source software on general purpose hardware, we anticipate stealing marketshare from the competition."
And it doesn't stop there...
John Fowler brought a team of people to Boston to speak to multiple audiences about Sun's plans to bring Flash storage to market in an open and game-changing way later this year. (see photo below). These puppies are going to be 100x faster at 1/5 the power consumption...I wonder how much the "shuffle" version will be?