Sun jumping on the flash storage bandwagon

Sun will release a 32GB flash storage drive this year and make flash storage an option for nearly every server the vendor produces, Sun officials are announcing Wednesday. (Compare storage products)

Like EMC, Sun is predicting big things for flash. While flash storage is far more expensive than disk on a per-gigabyte basis, Sun argues that flash is cheaper for high-performance applications that rely on fast IOPS (I/O Operations Per Second) speeds.

“It consumes one-fifth the power and is a hundred times faster [than rotating disk drives],” John Fowler, the head of Sun’s servers and storage division, said at a press conference in Boston Tuesday. “The fact that it’s not the same dollars per gigabyte is perfectly okay.” (link)

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1 Response to “Sun jumping on the flash storage bandwagon”


  1. 1 Custom USB July 3, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Great info…I will link to this from our website, Many thanks. Duplic8 Ltd.


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