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

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