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Date: Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 11:01 AM
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Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

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The Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems deliver mission-critical entry storage for the enterprise, providing enterprise management, performance, efficiency, and seamless expansion to meet growing needs.


What is open storage?

Open storage systems combine industry-standard hardware with open-source software, and are supported by a community of thousands who have a passion to create better storage solutions. This powerful combination helps spur innovation and drives better storage economics. Developers can leverage volume servers and disk drives as well as an open storage software stack to speed storage innovation. Unlike traditional proprietary storage solutions, open storage solutions offer freedom of choice at every level of the storage system stack


At a Glance

  • Cluster option for high availability
  • Flash-enabled systems deliver breakthrough performance
  • Real-time visibility simplifies management
  • Hybrid architecture increases performance, saves energy
  • Easily scale to meet growth requirements


Product Description
The Sun Storage 7000 Systems is a family of unified storage systems that deliver enterprise-class data services, file and block level support, scale, and performance. Each system features a built-in, easy-to-use management interface and the industry's most comprehensive analytics environment for quickly isolating and resolving issues. They are also the only storage systems with Hybrid Storage pools that automatically optimize performance while lowering power and cooling requirements

The Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System consists of four main platforms:

  • Sun Storage 7110 Unified Storage System
  • Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage System
  • Sun Storage 7310 Unified Storage System
  • Sun Storage 7410 Unified Storage System


Value Proposition
The Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems provide the first unified storage solution that optimizes performance with Hybrid Storage Pools and delivers radical simplification of storage deployment and management - all at a cost that redefines the economics of storage.

  • Cost: They deliver higher performance at up to 75% less cost than traditional storage solutions by utilizing cost-effective components and a rich set of built-in software features. Unlike other vendors, Sun charges no additional licensing fees
  • Efficiency: They provide eco-efficiency due to the reduced power consumption of SSD and HDD disk drives and their energy-efficient, hybrid storage architecture
  • Performance: The Hybrid Storage Pool combines DRAM, SSDs, and HDDs in the same system, dramatically reducing bottlenecks and providing breakthrough speed
  • Scalability: Unlike traditional storage architectures, Sun's unified storage systems support scalability in multiple dimensions with the ability to scale I/O throughput, processor performance, and total storage capacity to meet your customer's application needs
  • Ease-of-Use/Simplicity: Provisioning is dramatically simplified through easy-to-use management interfaces and graphical tools, taking the guess work out of system installation, configuration, optimization and troubleshooting


Competitive Information
None of the competitive systems on the market today offer the comprehensive DTrace analytics or Hybrid Storage Pools that the Sun Storage 7000 Systems do. Sun also does not charge any additional licensing fees. These benefits combined with the systems' innovative management tools help you reach new levels of price/performance and unmatched simplicity of storage management.



Key Benefits
  • Enterprise-class storage features at entry-level prices
  • Up to 4 TB capacity, one of the most dense in its class
  • Easy to Use management interface & storage analytics reduces management costs
  • Enterprise-class data services with no additional fees
  • High-density unified storage solution
  • 46 TB in energy-efficient 4U, scales up to 142 TB
  • Enterprise Flash technology available for higher performance
  • Optimize performance with DTrace Analytics for increased productivity
  • Entry-level Cluster option for high availability
  • Easy-to-use management interface & Dtrace Analytics reduces management costs
  • Hybrid Storage Pool delivers breakthrough performance
  • Hybrid Storage Pool and Enterprise Flash technology delivers breakthrough performance
  • Scale up to 96 TB to grow with your business
  • Highest performance with highly available cluster option
  • Easy-to-use Dtrace Analytics increases uptime while maximizing performance
  • Hybrid Storage Pool and Enterprise improves application response times
  • Scales up to 288TB (half a petabyte with software update)


Sun Storage 7000 series Datasheets - (146KB)

Unified Storage Whitepaper - Architected for Open, Simple, and Scalable Enterprise Storage - (4MB)

Rethink Storage with SUN� STORAGE 7000 SYSTEMS - Whitepaper - (400KB)
Deploying Hybrid Storage Pools With Sun Flash Technology and the Solaris ZFS� File System - (750KB)
Sun and VMware Solutions Guide for Windows Server Consolidation - Whitepaper - (2.7MB)
Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System - Just the Facts - (3.4MB)

Contact us for a copy of this document



Slideshow Presentation of the Sun Storagetek 7000 Unified Storage Series - (3.7MB)
Optimising the Sun StorageTek 7000 for Microsoft Exchange Server - (2.6MB)

Performance Tests

With the introduction of the Sun Storage 7000 series there has been much interest in its performance, a blog has been created spanning March to May of 2009 demonstrating these tests.

Performance Testing the 7000 series, part 1 of 3
Performance Testing the 7000 series, part 2 of 3
Performance Testing the 7000 series, part 3 of 3


Press Releases

>> Sun Expands Popular Unified Storage Family with New Highly Available System that Simplifies and Redefines Entry-Level Mission Critical Storage
>> Sun Introduces World's First Unified Storage Appliances that Radically Simplify Storage Management and Problem Solving at Breakthrough Speed and Scale

For further information, demos, pricing and promos please contact us, or feel free to phone or email Mac directly on 012-365-2142

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