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21 Sep 2009 InfoWorld Reviews Sun Fire X2270 and X4270 Servers [22231]
Noted as Impressive Entries into the Nehalem-based Server Market

The Sun Fire X2270 and X4270 servers "... are the fastest x64 servers Sun has ever produced," writes Paul Venezia in his InfoWorld review. He states that both models are impressive entries into the Nehalem-based server market and would like to see them survive the acquisition of Sun by Oracle.
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02 Jun 2009 Sizing the Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure [21764]
Recommendations Using Preliminary Data

Readers of Dirk Grobler's blog are directed to the deployment guide for VDI 3 for its discussion of sizing. The goal of this sizing guide was to get statements around the question: "How much gear do I need in order to serve a 1000 desktops?" The data are preliminary.
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09 Mar 2009 "Using RAID 6 for Increased Reliability and Performance" [21383]
RAID 5, RAID 1+0 Can't Quite Compare

RAID 6 is the clear choice for data storage needs in the eyes of Said A. Syed, whose whitepaper "Using RAID 6 for Increased Reliability and Performance: Sun Storage 2500 Series, 6140, 6580 and 6780 Arrays" champions that algorithm over RAID 5 and RAID 1+0 for its ability to overcome the shortcomings of both.
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05 Mar 2009 Controller-based vs. Non-controller-based Arrays on Databases [21347]
Workload and Latency Improve for Oracle and MySQL on Controller-based Arrays

The task of designing storage for both Oracle and MySQL databases necessitates taking into consideration the impact of using controller-based storage arrays vs. non-controller-based arrays on IOPS and response time, writes Grant Sleesman in a recent blog. He finds that both databases have greater workload and less latency on controller-based arrays.
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12 Jan 2009 450 GB 15K RPM Disk Drive for the ST 9985V and ST 9990V [21138]
Fibre-Channel Disks Provide Increased Performance

The new 450 GB 15K Fibre-Channel Disks provide increased performance levels in comparison to the currently offered 400GB 10K rpm disks and higher capacity than the current 300GB/15K rpm disks at excellent performance levels.
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