Sun Extends Open Storage

Sun Microsystems extends open storage revolution with new industry-leading, high-performance product lines

July 9, 2008

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced the further expansion of its industry leading Open Storage portfolio with the introduction of a new line of economical storage arrays and a new highly efficient, high-performance addition to the popular Sun Fire(TM) X4500 Thumper” family. The new Sun(TM) Storage J4000 product line becomes the industry's most scalable and reliable storage building blocks and offers a 10x savings over traditional arrays when combined with Sun's industry leading servers, OpenSolaris(TM) operating system and Solaris(TM) ZFS. Sun also introduced the Sun FireTM X4540 storage server version of the award-winning Sun Fire X4500 “Thumper” system that offers the industry's highest storage density and 30-50 percent in power and cooling savings at one-half the price versus traditional storage. The industry is fast waking to the Open Storage revolution: Download free Open Storage software and learn more at The total market for Open Storage is expected to surpass $10 billion by 2010 and the low-end storage market will grow at a CAGR of almost 23% over the next three years, driven in large part by the flexibility and breakthrough economics presented by open source software running on general purpose storage systems and arrays. Sun is the first major vendor to recognize this shift and took steps ahead to add industry leading storage services and data protection functions to Solaris ZFS, introduce the world's first hybrid server and storage platform in the Sun Fire X4500 family and also create the world's first Open Storage community within OpenSolaris.

“Our portfolio of Open Storage platforms has expanded with the addition of Sun's new Sun Storage J4000 family and an addition to our high-performance, high-value Sun Fire X4500 Thumper systems,” said John Fowler, executive vice-president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems, Inc. “These new building blocks deliver impressive density and capacity while empowering customers to take advantage of the efficiencies of general purpose storage powered by open source software.”

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