Data Storage: 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.