11/13/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), announced that the Storage Performance Council (SPC) vendor-independent audited and certified results demonstrated that the Sun StorEdge 3510 Fibre Channel (FC) system delivered 17 percent more performance, 33 percent more price-performance with 30 percent less storage than IBM TotalStorage FAStT600 with Turbo Option. The measurement was run on an entry-level Sun StorEdge 3510 FC system, in conjunction with a Sun Fire 6800 server and delivered *11,049.60 SPC-1 Inputs/ Outputs Per Second (IOPS).
The Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array provides a compact, affordable, expandable storage solution that's simple to deploy and easy to manage. Designed to support growing storage requirements, the high-density array scales from 36 GB to 146GB, and its building-block approach reduces costs and simplifies future upgrades to entry-level SANs.
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These results come just months after another SPC test confirmed that the Sun StorEdge 6320 system delivered 46% more performance than any competing mid-range storage system. This measurement was run on a Sun StorEdge 6320 system, in conjunction with a Sun Fire 4800 server and delivered *44,805.74 SPC-1 IOPS.
The SPC tested both the 12-controller and 22-controller Sun StorEdge 6320 systems, which demonstrated that Sun has achieved linear scalability for this system in both price and performance. The 12-controller system delivered price per IOPS of *$15.40 while the 22-controller system delivered *$15.56 -- an increase of only 1%.
Full configuration details as well as results can be found at the SPC website: http://www.storageperformance.org/results.html
The SPC-1 test results showed the Sun StorEdge 3510 performed at 11,049.60 SPC-1 IOPS, SPC-1 price-performance of $7.95/SPC-1 IOPS and total ASU Capacity of 644.20 GB (data protection level of mirrored). The SPC Audit Certification Identifier is A00021.
The SPC-1 test results showed the IBM T600 performed at 9,099.60 SPC-1 IOPS, SPC-1 price-performance of $11.86 and total ASU Capacity of 478.44 GB (data protection level of mirrored). The SPC Audit Certification Identifier is A00017.
The SPC-1 test results showed the 22-controller Sun StorEdge 6320 system performed at 44,805.74 SPC-1 IOPS, SPC-1 price-performance of $15.56/SPC-1 IOPS and total ASU capacity of 3,275.980 GP (data protection level of mirrored). The SPC Audit Certification Identifier is 13.
The SPC-1 test results showed the 12-controller Sun StorEdge 6320 system performed at 25,340.29 SPC-1 IOPS, SPC-1 price-performance of $15.40/SPC-1 IOPS and total ASU capacity of 1,960.13 GB (data protection level of mirrored). The SPC Audit Certification Identifier is 11.
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