Sun Microsystems today extended its storage range with the release of technology designed to allow its StorEdge 9990 system to virtualise EMC storage systems.
"Sun can offer virtualisation of external storage in both the very high end of the enterprise with the StorEdge 9990 system, and in mid-tier with the linearly scalable Sun StorEdge 6920 system," said Randy Kerns, senior partner at storage analyst firm Evaluator Group.
"Beyond virtualisation, one of the common capabilities between the two offerings is the storage partitioning feature which allows customers to configure resources to meet demands for individual applications. This common feature provides a powerful management option for Sun customers."
The move extends Sun's virtualisation support to EMC Symmetrix DMX 800, 1000, 2000, 3000 and Symmetrix 3000, 5000 and 8000 series storage devices on the StorEdge 9990 system.
EMC Clariion CX series storage systems are scheduled to be supported on the StorEdge 9990 at the end of the month.
The announcement was made concurrently with Hitachi Data Systems' statement of this capability for the Hitachi TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform, the product Sun offers as the Sun StorEdge 9990 system.
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