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By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Sun servers

Designer Andy Bechtolsheim demonstrates how each of the Sun Fire x4500s 48 storage drives can easily be hot-swapped by simply pulling it out of the rack. No wires involved; the drives plug in to a passive backplane in the chassis.

Sun servers

Sun servers - Sun Fire x4500 Overview

Bechtolsheim shows an overall view under the hood of the new Sun Fire x4500 new storage server.

Sun servers - Sun Fire x4500 Overview

Sun servers - Sun Fire x4500

Bechtolsheim shows the innards of the Sun Fire x4500 storage server, which can hold 24 terabytes of data.

Sun servers - Sun Fire x4500

Sun servers - Sun Blade 8000 blade server

Bechtolsheim inserts one of 10 blades into the Sun Blade 8000 blade server.

Sun servers - Sun Blade 8000 blade server

Sun servers - Three Sun servers

Bechtolsheim shows off all three of Suns new servers. Left to right: Sun Fire x4500 Storage Server; Sun Blade 8000 blade server, and the Sun Fire x4600 4- to 16-Way X64 rackmount server.

Sun servers - Three Sun servers

Sun servers - Sun servers

The three servers stand alone: Left to right: Sun Fire x4500 Storage Server; Sun Blade 8000 blade server, and the Sun Fire x4600 4- to 16-Way X64 rackmount server.

Sun servers - Sun servers

Sun servers - Sun Fire x4600

Bechtolsheim removes one of the four fans from the Sun Fire x4600 4- to 16-Way X64 rackmount server.

Sun servers - Sun Fire x4600

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