Sun Unveils First Storage Blade

Somehow I have scooped the other HPC blogs on this. Go figure 😉
With today’s announcement, Sun is expanding its blades portfolio to provide customers with new options. Sun’s blades portfolio has delivered four consecutive quarters of triple digit or better revenue growth year-over-year and seven consecutive quarters of quarter-over-quarter unit shipment growth, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, August 2008(1). The outstanding value and performance of Sun’s blade portfolio is recognized by a breadth of enterprise customers who have integrated the Sun Blade products into their infrastructures, across industries including government, energy and utilities, education, media, telecommunications, and Web 2.0. New Sun Blade customers include Citco Technology Management, DLR Case, Western Governors University, Last.fm, and SAP University Competence Center.
“Customers today want performance, efficiency and choice and clearly Sun is delivering. We’ve nearly tripled our blade server marketshare year-over-year(1),” said Lisa Sieker, vice president, Systems Marketing, Sun Microsystems. “Sun’s blades portfolio offers datacenter efficiency at every level and provides the building blocks, x64 and SPARC(R), for infrastructure that costs less from the start and is easy to grow over the years. And now, with the addition of our first storage blade, we’re bringing the Open Storage revolution to the blades market.” Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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