Sun StorageTek 5800 Open Edition can be downloaded for free, allowing developers to experience the simplicity of storing and retrieving fixed content data and metadata efficiently. The purchase of the StorageTek 5800 System provides greater enhanced RAS (reliability, availability,serviceability) and includes extreme data protection against data corruption and data loss.
The increasing need to digitize and preserve business images, records, consumer- and corporate-created digital content, e-science work and high-performance computing (HPC) data for hundreds of years is making file-based data and the management of file-based storage assets a serious challenge. The release of the highly resilient, easy-to-manage Sun StorageTek 5800 source code is a viable choice versus closed, proprietary offerings that are expensive and leave customers vulnerable to vendor lock-in.
The popular Sun StorageTek 5800 'Honeycomb' system has revolutionized the economics of storing, managing and archiving fixed content data, said Graham Lovell, senior director, storage servers and appliances, Sun Microsystems, Inc. Sun now makes fixed content object storage free and open We've donated the source code for this next-generation technology to help create communities that will more easily find answers to fixed-content data storage issues and save customers money over closed, proprietary technologies.
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