Sun Rolls Out Storage Arrays

Sun Microsystems boosts enterprise storage leadership with new high-performance, energy-efficient disk arrays

February 4, 2009

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced the expansion of its industry-leading disk storage portfolio with two new high-performance disk storage arrays that provide up to three times better price/performance than the competition and enable customers to consolidate workloads within the same data center footprint for greater efficiency. The new Sun(TM) Storage 6580 and 6780 modular arrays complement a range of server architectures, including Sun SPARC(R) Enterprise T5440 systems running the Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS). To take advantage of special offers and promotions for these new storage arrays, please see

The Sun Storage 6580 and 6780 Arrays are the best-performing arrays in their class and help enterprise customers seamlessly upgrade their storage infrastructure to scale storage needs within the same power and space envelope. The new Sun Storage 6580 and 6780 arrays are ideal for midrange and high-end enterprise and throughput-intensive workloads that target database and enterprise-email applications and add intuitive, enterprise management tools at no cost through the Sun StorageTek(TM) Common Array Manager software. Customers have already started to leverage Sun's industry-leading upgrade and trade-in programs, which uncover hidden equity in a customer's current IT infrastructure by giving trade-up allowances for both Sun and competitor products.

The Sun Storage 6780 modular array performed well against similarly configured competitors on industry benchmarks and:

  • Demonstrated nearly four times better response times at 1/4th the latency;

  • Over three times better price/performance;

  • Showed over two times better performance;

  • Delivers 48% more IOPS/drive;

  • and notched the best SPC-2 performance of any sub-$250,000 system.

"Today's enterprise storage manager can't afford to cut corners when it comes to managing data growth and requirements to protect storage investments. Customers need storage and archive solutions that take cost out and allow organizations to do more work in the same data center foot print while realizing significant savings in power, cooling and rack space,” said Jason Schaffer, senior director of Systems product management, Sun Microsystems.

Sun Microsystems Inc.

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