Oracle Updates Unified Storage System Series

Oracle has updated its Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System series, adding support for 4 and 8 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel, new SAS disk drives and multiple storage pods.

The company said in a press release that updates were designed to significantly reduce storage costs, enhance storage efficiency and improve over-all performance.

In a statement, Mike Shapiro, vice president of Storage, Oracle, said: “Oracle's Sun Storage products, and specifically the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage product line, deliver innovative technologies and breakthrough economics for modern datacentre requirements such as private clouds, storage consolidation, and data protection.”

The Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System will come with enhanced de-duplication and compression capabilities, reducing disk usage and lowering storage costs.

The inclusion of new SAS disk drives will not only make accessing of files on a system much faster but will also allow businesses to use the data centre's maximum storage capacity of 576 TB as a single file system.