SOURCE: General Atomics
November 12, 2007 16:13 ET
Nirvana® Integrates Storage Resource Broker® and Sun StorageTek™ 5800
SRB & StorageTek™ 5800 Together Provide Powerful Archiving Capabilities
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Nirvana, a division of General Atomics (GA),
today announced that it has completed the integration of the Sun
StorageTek™ 5800 with Nirvana's Storage Resource Broker® (SRB®)
software. This powerful combination of the world's most advanced data grid
software and the scalable, intelligent storage system from Sun delivers
unique capabilities and unprecedented value to users in complex systems
The StorageTek 5800 represents an entirely new software-driven storage
architecture designed to address the unique information storage
requirements of fixed content, serving key collaborative and archiving
applications such as digitization and preservation, medical imaging and
records, Web harvesting, and federated repositories.
Nirvana is experienced in serving customers in federated HPC/ NIC, with
digital libraries and archives, and some of the world's largest and most
advanced image, sensor and forensic data federations. GA founded and
managed the San Diego Supercomputer Center for more than two decades.
"The StorageTek 5800 is a natural fit for the most demanding grids and
repositories. It is a large-scale product, with an attractive TCO, and the
SRB Federation will simplify its introduction into the most complex
distributed environments," according to Constantin Scheder, General
Director of the Nirvana division.
"An SRB federation really simplifies the most urgent initiatives where we
expect the StorageTek 5800 to play a role for our customers, such as
cross-domain and cross-system security, archiving, tiered storage, disaster
recovery, replication, technology refresh and mass migrations," said Gail
Truman, senior product manager for the StorageTek 5800 system, Sun
About Nirvana and General Atomics
Nirvana Storage was established in 2000 as a division of General Atomics.
It commercializes data grid technology originally developed at the San
Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), which was founded and operated by
General Atomics for many years. Nirvana Storage is located in San Diego,
California, and provides advanced data solutions to government, research
and industry customers around the world. General Atomics and its
affiliates supply services ranging from research in magnetic fusion and
inertial fusion energy, to defense programs, high power lasers, UWB
communications, and manufacturing of the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.
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