Friday Oct 09, 2009

Storage Analytics

The flagship product for Sun when it comes to Open Storage is the 7000 series Unified Storage System. What makes this system different from other Open Storage systems is that it is an appliance. Everything is integrated. Hard drives, SSDs and all the software required come preconfigured and ready to configure in less than 5 minutes out of the box.

One of the more impressive software features that is included in the 7000 series is Storage Analytics. Analytics allows you to see details about your storage network never before possible in an appliance of this nature. To find out just what kind of things you can do with Analytics take a look at the following video ...

Wednesday Jan 21, 2009

Storage Tip Of The Day - "Stay Calm"

Brendan Gregg showed on his blog that frustrated storage administrators should not resort to yelling at their disks. Shocks like this can affect any storage system and are not recommended. However, even more impressive is that the Analytics engine on the Sun Storage 7000 series is able to detect the effects right down to the disk level! Here is the video.


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