Data Storage: Sun Unveils Its First-Ever Storage Appliance for Any Size Enterprise

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2008-11-10 Print this article Print
Sun Unveils Its First-Ever Storage Appliance for Any Size Enterprise

Sun Unveils Its First-Ever Storage Appliance for Any Size Enterprise

Sun on Nov. 10 announces its first storage appliance, which can be used in a small IT system-or, using a larger former factor, in a large data center. Code-named Amber Road, the rack-mounted Sun Storage 7000 line consists of three products: the Sun Storage 7110 (2TB maximum capacity), the Sun Storage 7210 and the Sun Storage 7410 (up to 288TB). All of them use the open-source ZFS file system and the DTrace system analysis tool and can be up and running in about 5 minutes, Sun claims. Amber Road has been in development for about two years. Pricing starts at about $11,000 for the 2TB version.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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