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Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part III

This is the third in a four-part series of posts on the Sun Storage 7000 USS storage arrays.  Previous posts in this series can be found here: Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part I Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part II In this post, I’ll be discussing some of the analytics features of the 7000 arrays ... Read More »

Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part II

This is the second in a series of articles on Sun Microsystem’s Unified Storage System, also known as Amber Road.  Previous post(s): Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part I So in the first post in this series I discussed the USS and gave a basic overview of the hardware.  In this post I’ll discuss the disk components of ... Read More »

Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part I

It’s clear from recent technology announcements that storage is moving towards being a commodity offering.  Modular arrays are gaining in popularity as the underlying technology becomes more reliable.  Look at the hard disk drive; SATA devices are now capable of 1.2 million hours MTBF.  Vendors like 3Par, Equallogic/Dell and Compellent are increasing their market share as customers look for value ... Read More »