SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW - News), the creator of the Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS), today announced that the California Institute of Technology and the National Archive Publishing Company have selected Sun StorageTek(TM) Network Attached Storage (NAS) Appliances to host their data and support file sharing among key enterprise applications. Sun NAS Appliances deliver industry-leading total cost of ownership, saving customers more than 50 percent on 3 year-TCO versus competitive offerings. Savings include more than 30 percent on acquisition, 3x less cost for critical data services like replication, 1.5x fewer disk drives for the same usable storage capacity, and the inclusion of network protocols, clustering and snapshot licenses in the system cost.
At the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), The Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) exists to help ensure that the university is at the forefront of computational science and engineering. "We are running a variety of systems, from high performance NFS servers for clusters to parallel file systems for massive scientific data sets," explained Mark Stalzer, Executive Director CACR, Caltech. "With our data requirements growing exponentially, CACR recently went through a review of our storage architecture. Our requirement was a highly robust solution to store what is essentially the crown jewel of CACR -- code repositories and images of home directories. The Sun StorageTek NAS Appliance delivers the reliability, expandability, and performance at a fraction of the competition's price."
The National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC) specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. It houses one of the world's largest information archives with more than six billion pages of information. "As we were breaking off from our former parent company, we needed to install a new storage infrastructure to host data for our customers," said Brian Kitka, manager of Information Technology, National Archive Publishing Company. "Given the rapid rate at which we're adding content, it was key that the chosen solution would scale to accommodate our growth while keeping costs low. Though we looked at other NAS vendors, Sun delivered an easy-to-use solution marrying the StorageTek 5320 NAS and the StorageTek 6540 modular array with compelling TCO."
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