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Sun Rolls Out Storage Arrays

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.
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