Sun Updates Storage Array for Workgroups & Enterprises

Sun Microsystems, Inc. this week announced upgrades to its storage array for the workgroup and enterprise — the Sun StorEdge(TM) T3 array.

Sun said the array features a new controller, increased resiliency, and a solid Storage Area Network (SAN) foundation.

According to Sun, the array now includes:

— Enhanced controller with four times the cache as the original Sun
StorEdge T3 array

— Doubled processor speeds for faster throughput

— SAN fabric topology support for Solaris operating environment with
integrated failover and load balancing

— Increased resiliency through error detection and correction circuitry
on the cache and RAID5 calculation accumulators

— Sun StorEdge SAN 3.0 software providing extended SAN support and better
SAN management for Windows NT, IBM AIX and HP/UX

— Integrated Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager software automating failover
and load balancing dynamically across the entire SAN

“Sun’s goal is to provide our customers with the modular scalability they are demanding while ensuring that their storage systems maintain longevity,” said James Staten, Director of Strategy, Sun Network Storage. “The powerful combination of the Sun StorEdge T3 array and SRM 5.0 software helps customers achieve extremely low storage TCO by providing cost-effective and predictable scalability, easy manageability and the tools to maximize utilization storage resources while effectively planning for future requirements.”

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