Sun Gives Open Storage a High-Performance Twist
Apr 16, 2009, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Just a week after merger talks with IBM (NYSE: IBM)
reportedly fell apart, Sun showed it remains focused on business
with a host of new server, storage and network offerings.
"The new Sun Lustre Storage System is the high-end complement to
the Sun Storage 7000 product lineup unveiled last fall.
"Based on the Lustre file system, Sun Fire X4250 and X4540
servers and Sun Storage J4400 and J4200 arrays, it scales capacity
from 48 terabytes to multiple petabytes and I/O throughput from 1
GB per second to more than 100 GB per second.
"Sun said the new storage system simplifies Lustre deployment
with pre-defined metadata server and object storage server
configurations that offer the "best performance at the most
economical price point available for a Lustre deployment." The
system distributes files across a cluster of servers and storage
using the pre-defined modules."