Sun unveils open-source storage line
The open-source appliances in the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems line are intended to lure price-sensitive customers.
Sun Microsystems unveiled Monday its Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems line, as it seeks to turn around its by once again .
The Sun Storage 7000 line, formerly known as "Amber Road," is intended to bolster the company's storage business by adding open source to its hardware, in a move to make it easier for customers to install and configure the systems and reduce costs. The line will be part of the company's Unified Storage Systems.
Sun's three open-source storage are designed to increase the performance while lower cooling requirements via Sun's Solaris Zettabyte file system (ZFS). These are the new model:
Sun Storage 7110: Ultra compact model with 2 terabytes (TB) of storage. Pricing is expected to begin at $10,000.
Sun Storage 7210: Midrange storage featuring up to 48 TB of storage capacity in a four-unit form factor; includes support for write-optimized solid-state disks that use Sun's Flash Hybrid Storage Pool technology. Pricing begins at $34,995.
Sun Storage 7410: Highly configurable storage system with support for up to a half-petabyte of capacity that includes support for read- and write-optimized solid-state drives and the Flash Hybrid Storage Pool technology. Pricing begins at $57,490 for a single-node version (12 TB)
These systems are also available in clustered configurations. The clustered 12TB version is expected to begin at $89,490.