Feeds

Sun takes Storagetek modular

Wants to take EMC, Hitachi apart too

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Another day, another SMB storage launch. This time from Sun, which is hawking its new StorageTek modular storage family and its first two representatives, the 6140 and 6540 arrays.

Modularity is the buzzword du jour here, meant to net customers with at least half an eye on expanding their needs in the relatively near future. The arrays are designed for both DAS and NAS set-ups with the now-obligatory 4Gb/s fibre channel support, though they can accomodate SATA-2 as well, for up to 112 drives for the 6140 and 224 for the 6540.

These first two products are aimed squarely at mid-market, with the 6140 starting at $25,000 and the 6540 weighing in at $85,000. Sun is keen to stress this is just the start for the range though. Storage VP Paul Giroux said: "Watch for additional developments in short order."

Sun's launch statement is here. It reckons it's got the beating of EMC and Hitachi for now in the modular arena.

With IBM making another punt at the SMB market this week to by launching the DS4200 Express, which it hopes will wrest the entry-level storage out-of-the-box market away from HP and Dell, it's time to face the question: who stands to benefit from the ensuing tussle in this sector on the vendor and customer sides?

Keep it Reg for a closer look next week.®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Want to STUFF Facebook with blatant ADVERTISING? Fine! But you must PAY
Pony up or push off, Zuck tells social marketeers
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.