Feeds

Oracle cranks Sun Fire servers with Xeon E7s

Dense, in a good way

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Oracle has also kicked out a new disk array, the Sun Storage 2510 M2. The array comes with eight 8Gb/sec Fibre Channel pots and four 6Gb/sec SAS-2 ports for linking to servers. By supporting both protocols, Oracle says you can use the Storage 2500 M2 array as a direct-attached array at first and transition to SAN shared storage at some future date without having to change arrays.

The Storage 2510 M2 array supports 3.5-inch SAS-2 drives spinning at 15K RPM, and Oracle is using units with either 300GB or 600GB capacity. The base 2510 M2 unit has a dozen drive bays and comes with five drives; up to three expansion drawers can be attached to the unit for a total of 48 drives. That puts you at a maximum of 28.8TB of disk capacity in a fully loaded 2510 M2 array. RAID 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 protection are supported on the controllers embedded in the arrays.

Oracle Sun Storage 2500 M2

The Sun Storage 2500 M2 disk array

Oracle supports the new arrays with its Sun Cluster as well as Red Hat Cluster Suite, an alternative failover clustering tool for Linux. In terms of operating systems, Oracle's own Solaris 10 and Enterprise Linux 5.5, 5.6, and 6.0 are supported, as is Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 5.5, 5.6, and 6.0 and SUSE's Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11. (SLES 10 and 11 only support the Fibre Channel controller.)

Pricing for the Sun Storage 2510 M2 array was not disclosed. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
It's Big, it's Blue... it's simply FABLESS! IBM's chip-free future
Or why the reversal of globalisation ain't gonna 'appen
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
Microsoft and Dell’s cloud in a box: Instant Azure for the data centre
A less painful way to run Microsoft’s private cloud
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
CAGE MATCH: Microsoft, Dell open co-located bit barns in Oz
Whole new species of XaaS spawning in the antipodes
AWS pulls desktop-as-a-service from the PC
Support for PCoIP protocol means zero clients can run cloudy desktops
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
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.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.