SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) announced the availability of the Sun StorageTek(TM) Virtual Tape Library Value ("VTL Value") System, the first storage offering built upon the revolutionary Sun Fire(TM) X4500 server. This latest addition to the Sun StorageTek(TM) VTL product family is powered by the Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS) and optimized by ZFS, Sun's powerful new file system.
With its ease of use, dense footprint, and low price point, VTL Value specifically addresses the needs of small to medium businesses or remote office/back office operations for the enterprise. The all-in-one, pre-configured Sun StorageTek VTL Value appliance is easy to install, integrating seamlessly with leading backup products. It simplifies storage management with a single, simple user interface and works with ZFS to eliminate volume management. The Sun Fire(TM) X4500 server, code-named "Thumper," is a single, integrated system that combines a high-performance four-way x64 server with 24 terabytes (TB) of SATA disk storage in a four unit (4U) rack space. Coupled with a value-oriented list price of $84,995, Sun's VTL Value lowers the barriers for smaller customer environments to budget and implement a VTL solution.
"Our customers are swimming in a sea of data -- a company's most important asset -- and need tape storage integration solutions that don't break the bank," said Nigel Dessau, senior vice-president, Storage with Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The new Virtual Tape Library Value system is an economical answer, as it runs on the Solaris OS, delivers 24 terabytes (TB) of disk capacity and is available at a very affordable price-point."
Sun Microsystems Inc.