Ieri è uscito questo post di Adam Leventhal che poi è stato cancellato:

Today we’re introducing a new member to the Sun Unified Storage family: the Sun Storage 7310. The 7310 is a scalable system from 12TB with a single half-populated J4400 JBOD up to 96TB with 4 JBODs. You can combine two 7310 head units to form a cluster. The base configuration includes a single quad-core CPU, 16GB of DRAM, a SAS HBA, and two available PCIe slots for NICs, backup cards, or the Fishworks cluster card. The 7310 can be thought of as a smaller capacity, lower cost version of the Sun Storage 7410, and like the 7410 it can be enhanced with Readzilla and Logzilla flash accelerators. Like all the 7000 series products, the 7310 includes all protocols and software features without license fees.

The 7310 is an entry-level clusterable, scalable storage server, but the performance is hardly entry-level. Brendan Gregg from the Fishworks team has detailed the performance of the 7410. Our key metrics are cached reads from DRAM, uncached reads from disk, and writes to disk all over two 10GbE links with 20 client systems. As shown in the graph, the 7310 is an absolute champ, punching well above its weight:

Magari è stato uno sbaglio… ma immaginavo che dovesse uscire un modello del genere, c’era un buco nell’offerta spaventoso rispetto ai sistemi entry level in cluster.

Ottimo lavoro, aspetterò di leggere un annuncio più ufficiale nei prossimi giorni 🙂