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    November 10, 2008

OpenStorage Launch - ZFS + SSD + DTrace + Volume Economics = The New NAS Appliance

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Today was the launch of our new
Sun Storage 7000 Family,
the first result of our
OpenStorage initiative.
The release comes with a large number of formal and informal documents
(over 50 blogs tagged
title="sunstorage7000 entries at Blogs.Sun.Com">SunStorage7000 so far!);
key entry points are the
Fishworks Blog Site,
and the personal blogs of
Bryan and
Also check the introductions by
Product Site,
Storage Simulator
and the
Master Blog Aggregator.


Mike's summarizes the architectural approach behind the new systems this way:

There are three things that will be at the core of everything we do: a true software architecture for Flash, the Hybrid Storage Pool; users empowered with real-time Analytics so you can finally understand what your box is doing and how to make it better; and an open, industry-standard architecture: open on-disk formats, open protocols, and a compute and i/o architecture with volume economics behind it that doubles in speed and capacity every 12-18 months.

The initial
Press Coverage
press coverage is very positive.
I believe that despite, or perhaps because of?, the worldwide financial situation, these
systems will have a deep impact in the market;
try it out,
and tell us what you think!

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Dobes Vandermeer Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    I wish this post would have had something directly to do with glassfish - why not announce random Sun product releases on the "random sun releases blog" instead of here? I have enough junk to plough through in a day, and I'm a software developer interested in glassfish, not an IT admin interested in new NAS products.

  • Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    The largest topic area covered in this blog is GlassFish, by far, but I occasionally cover other topics: sometimes we inject personal comments, news on cool / geeky technologies, key events related to my work environment. I limit those postings, either in frequency or by including them in the NOTD posts.

    The Amber Road launch meets several of the above points: I think it is cool and geeky, I believe it will impact the overall IT industry, it is led by people I personally know, and it impacts my work environment. Over the years, I've done similar announcements in the past for things like Thumper, Blackbox, T1 and T2, Magnum.

    All that said, I very much appreciate and encourage feedback on the blog content.

  • Ludo Wednesday, November 12, 2008

    And if I understand correctly the technology, you should be able to install a GlassFish Application server inside your Disks system, close to your database or your data....

    Am I right?

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