eBay Takes Sun Storage Bid

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced today that eBay has deployed its new Sun StorEdge 9960 system.

“Sun has been with us from the very beginning and has played an important role in eBay’s success,” said Maynard Webb, president of eBay Technologies. “Sun provides the backend servers and storage needs that run eBay’s site and provides our community with the ultimate online shopping experience.”

eBay currently deploys multiple Sun StorEdge 9960 systems which are mutually supported by Sun and Hitachi Data Systems. Running on Sun technology since its 1995 launch, eBay said it moves more than 1.2 giga-bits of data per second during peak usage periods.

Dave Roberson, Hitachi Data Systems Chief Operating Officer, said “Sun and Hitachi are collaborating and co-distributing storage software offerings and jointly delivering the highest levels of service and support worldwide. This is a huge benefit for valued customers such as eBay.”

The Sun StorEdge 9900 series is certified for use in SunPlex and Sun Cluster environments.

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