SPC Confirms Sun StorEdge 3510 Outperforms IBM TotalStorage FAStT600

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.

CONTINUED STORAGE LEADERSHIP
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.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com

Sun, Sun Microsystems, Sun StorEdge, Sun Fire and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Previous Page | News by Category | News Search

If you found this page useful, bookmark and share it on: