By Deirdre' Straughan on Jul 10, 2008
This Ain't Your Daddy's JBOD - "This morning, we announced the newest Just a Bunch of Disks (JBOD) storage arrays. These are actually very interesting products from many perspectives. One thing for sure, these are not like any previous JBOD arrays we've ever made. The simple, elegant design and high reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features are truly innovative. Let's take a closer look..." - Richard Elling
New Open Storage Products: J4000 & X4540! - "Today we announced the newest product editions to our Open Storage offerings: The Sun Storage J4000 product line and our next-generation "Thumper" (aka "Thor" or the Sun Fire X4540). Below is our take on the significance of these new storage products..." - Taylor Allis
New Blueprint: Configuring J4000 and ZFS in Ten Minutes "The purpose of this short guide is to get the reader up and running with ZFS and the J4000 array. We will cover ZFS pools and file systems, the different RAID Levels such as Mirroring (between JBODS) and RAIDZ. We will demonstrate hot sparing, snapshots and online backups. Assembling volumes, building file systems on them, creating snapshots and backing them up would traditionally all require separate pieces of software. ZFS however provides a one-stop shop for all these tasks and our aim is to show how amazingly easy these things are to do - there is a Graphical User Interface provided with ZFS but although these tasks are critical, ZFS is simple enough to the accomplish them without it."