By rnl on Nov 10, 2008
Sun just announced a new line of storage appliances that will forever change the NAS appliance market. By using OpenSolaris and technologies such as ZFS, DTrace, FMA and SMF with standard-based storage server, Sun is able to bring the products to market at a much cheaper price point than its competitor and yet provide more differentiated features such as:
- Analytics - With DTrace as the underlying technologies, Analytics allow users to ask questions about the storage system in production in realtime from a GUI.
- Hybrid Storage Pool - Leveraging the Flash technology, the ZFS Hybrid Storage Pool transparently manages DRAM, Flash, and low-cost hard drives, providing a high performance and cost effective storage solution.
- Remote Replication - Data can easily replicated with minimum configuration from the browser using the powerful ZFS features.
- Supported Protocols: NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, HTTP, WebDAV, FTP
BTW, you can also try out the products for 60 days for FREE.