Marc Hamilton’s blog reminded us yesterday of Sun’s new Storage 7000 line, but I was most interested in the scale of NCAR’s new tape installation
Well, this week our new Sun Storage 7000 line of unified storage systems got all the fanfare, but as we head into next week’s SC08 conference, expect to see a lot more news about Sun’s HPC storage offerings. Priming the pump is today’s announcement of NCAR installing a massive 30 PetaByte Sun Storagetek SL8500 digital storage library. Do the math, that will backup quite a few of our Sun Storage 7000 systems.
As they say overseas, “crikey!” Details on the NCAR installation are here.
The 7000, which I don’t we covered here, is Sun’s new storage appliance (press release)
The world’s first Open Storage appliances, the Sun Storage 7000 family features three products in its initial release: Sun Storage 7110, 7210 and 7410 – each is the first in a new and broad family of Unified Storage Systems. In conjunction with today’s launch, Sun also announced a new Open Storage Partner Specialty Program and a series of new professional services to help customers take advantage of Open Storage technologies.
Interestingly the 7000 series uses ZFS and doesn’t use RAID. Sun’s HPC Watercooler has a link to a video from the launch presentation.