Sun introduces StorageTek 5800

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Sun Microsystems has released its StorageTek 5800 storage system optimized for large-scale storage of fixed data. According to the Santa Clara, Calif.-based vendor, the product, based on Sun’s Solaris 10 operating system, is the first commercially available fixed content storage system with a commitment to open source its code.

The developer said it has already shipped more than 400 terabytes of StorageTek 5800 capacity to partners and early access customers. Customers for the new system include: The Alberta Library, Johns Hopkins University, Oxford University, Purdue University, Southampton University, Stanford University and the University of Michigan.

Sun said a growing number of partners, open-source organizations and independent software vendors are also working with the firm to develop products and applications to be integrated with the StorageTek 5800 system.