Opening up Unified Storage
By Lynn Rohrer on Nov 09, 2008
Today Sun announced the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems family -- a range of storage appliances built on the base of the OpenSolaris storage stack. Several years of investment in NFS, ZFS, iSCSI, CIFS, NDMP and the whizzy storage usage analytics built on top of DTrace have led to a very solid, cost-effective storage solution that's easy to install, configure and manage.
I've known many of the well known and not so well known engineers who made this product possible and I congratulate them all on an outstanding job. I'd also like to thank the OpenSolaris Storage and Appliance community members who have provided feedback over the years on what they'd like to see in a unified storage appliance. Your input is most welcome and has helped guide Sun in addressing those needs... and will continue to guide Sun (and other savvy companies) on what the community needs to solve the data management challenges of a radically different economy where proprietary solutions restrict not help broaden the options for managing explosive data growth. Open Storage solutions like the Sun Storage 7000 line help community members contain capital, management and ongoing power consumption costs by providing the latest software innovations and leveraging the latest hardware capabilities.
Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems -- a 21st century design for the storage needs of a new millennium.