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Storage J4200, J4400 and J4500 Arrays
Key Features
July 14, 2008,
Volume 125, Issue 3

Sun believes the real benefits begin when combining the J4000 with leading sun servers.
 

The open Sun storage J4000 array family combines high performance hardware and open source software. The J4000 family supports Solaris, Red Hat, Linux, Suse Linux, and Windows.

Sun has designed the J4000 systems to help manage the exponential growth of data and costs in today's datacenters. Sun believes the real benefits begin when combining the J4000 with Sun servers.

Sun’s open storage makes it very simple to mix and match components. With ZFS you have high availability and reliable data protection. This helps prevent corruption, and lets you diagnose and fix problems in minutes or hours as opposed to the days or weeks it would take while using the competitor systems.

Family Features

  • Serial-attached SCSI (SAS)
  • RoHS-compliant, meeting the European Parliament and China RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directives
  • Customer Replaceable Units for chassis/midplanes, I/O Modules, power/cooling units and HDDs

High Availability Features:

  • Redundant, hot-swappable components (I/O Modules, HDDs, power and cooling)
  • Automated I/O path failover
  • Online administration, expansion, configuration
  • Global hot spares

Sun Storage J4200 array

  • 2 RU chassis supporting up to 12 SAS/SATA II HDDs
  • Available in single or dual I/O module configurations
  • Each SAS I/O Module contains 3 * 12Gb/s ports
  • Three or six 12Gb/s SAS ports/array
  • Dual I/O modules provide 4 (x4-wide) SAS host/uplink ports (48Gb bandwidth) and 2 (x4-wide) SAS expansion port (24Gb bandwidth)
  • Low entry price
  • Front mounted drives
  • HDDs: 3.5", low profile, form factor
  • Dual-ported high performance SAS Disk Drives: 73GB, 146GB and 300GB 15K rpm
  • SATA II Disk Drives: 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB 7.2K rpm
  • Supports up to 48 SAS or SATA disk drives
  • Supports tiered storage within same 4 tray cascade using SAS and SATA HDDs (cannot mix SAS and SATA drives in the same tray)

Sun Storage J4400 array

  • 4 RU chassis supporting up to 24 SAS/SATA II HDDs
  • Available in single or dual I/O module configurations
  • Each SAS I/O Module contains 3 * 12Gb/s ports
  • Three or six 12Gb/s SAS ports/array
  • Dual I/O modules provide: 4 (x4-wide) SAS host/uplink ports (48Gb bandwidth) and 2 (x4-wide) SAS expansion port (24Gb bandwidth)
  • Best price/performance
  • Front mounted drives
  • HDDs: 3.5", low profile, form factor
  • Dual-ported high performance SAS Disk Drives: 73GB, 146GB, and 300GB 15K rpm
  • SATA II Disk Drives: 500GB, 750GB and 1TB 7.2 Krpm
  • Supports up to 192 SAS or SATA disk drives
  • Supports tiered storage using SAS and SATA HDDs (cannot mix SAS and SATA drives in the same tray)

Sun Storage J4500 array

  • 4 RU chassis supporting up to 48 SATA II HDD's
  • Available in standard fully populated system configurations represented by a single pre-defined part number
  • Available in single I/O module configurations only
  • Provides 4 * 12Gb/s SAS ports
  • I/O module contains 4 SAS switches that provide: 2 (x4-wide) SAS host/uplink ports (24Gb bandwidth) and 2 (x4-wide) SAS expansion port (24Gb bandwidth)
  • Breakthrough pricing at ~$1 per gigabyte
  • Top mounted drives
  • HDDs: 3.5", low profile, form factor
  • SATA II Disk Drives: 500GB, 750GB and 1TB 7.2K rpm
  • Supports up to 192 SATA disk drives initially, with plans to scale to 480 drives

Hardware based RAID Functionality:

  • Sun StorageTek SAS RAID HBA with high performance advanced RAID functionality, including full-hardware RAID support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 1E, 5, 6, 50, 5EE, and 60.

Software based RAID Functionality:

  • Sun Solaris 10 ZFS with RAID-Z with support for RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6
  • Sun OpenSolaris ZFS with RAID-Z with support for RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6
  • Sun StorageTek RAID Manager software

Software Manageability

(all software offered free of usage charges):

  • Comprehensive management through Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager (CAM) - included with J4000 arrays

  • Sun StorageTek RAID Manager software provides a single-view tool that supports simple, secure, centralized configuration and monitoring of all HBAs and disk drives in a customer's storage environment. - included with Sun StorageTek RAID HBA

  • Sun Solaris ZFS available as management tool at no charge, ZFS automates common administrative tasks, protecting data from corruption and providing virtually unlimited scalability and snapshots.

  • downloadable free of charge

  • Auto Service Request (ASR) uses fault telemetry 24/7 to automatically initiate a service request and begin the problem resolution process as soon as a problem occurs. (Requires CAM to enable the connection.)

More Information

Sun Storage J4000 Arrays

Video: Sun Product Experts Discuss the New Sun Storage J4000 Array Family.

Virtual Tours: Sun Storage J4200, Sun Storage J4400, Sun Storage J4500, Sun Fire X4540 Storage Server.

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