6/19/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), announced that the Storage Performance Council (SPC) vendor-independent audited and certified results demonstrated that the Sun StorEdge 6320 system delivered 46% more performance than any competing mid-range storage system. The 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.
Scaling from 500 GB to 45 TB, the system also demonstrated near-linear scalability, which is crucial for customers looking for a flexible, cost-effective and scalable solutions that will grow with their needs. The SPC tested the 12-controller and 22-controller systems, which illustrated that Sun has achieved linear scaling 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%.
This performance and near-linear scalability measurement exemplifies Sun's focus on delivering products that provide the performance and cost-savings that will drive efficiency for customers.
The Sun StorEdge 6000 family, which currently includes the Sun StorEdge 6320 system and the Sun StorEdge 6120 array, addresses a market that IDC projects to reach nearly $12B by 2006 (World Wide Disk Storage System Forecast and Analysis 2000-2006, IDC, November 2002).
Shattering the previous mid-range record, 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. Full configuration details as well as results can be found at the SPC website: http://www.storageperformance.org/results.html
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
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