Sun StorEdge 9980 Hard Drive Array

Technical Support, Maintenance and Repair Services

Ideal for large-scale consolidation and data-intensive applications, the Sun StorEdge 9980 Hard Drive Array provides extreme levels of performance, availability, scalability and capacity needed in large data center environments. The StorEdge™ 9980 storage system has a base configuration consisting of two frames: the Control Frame and the Array Frame. The Control Frame contains the cache and switch modules, host and drive interfaces, disk array processors, and the service processor. Up to four Array Frames can be supported, each with redundant power supplies and up to 256 drives.

The Sun 9980’s virtualization capabilities enable storage consolidation, which helps to reduce total cost of ownership by enabling connections to multiple hosts. It also allows for more flexibility in configuring a storage area network (SAN) infrastructure. The StorEdge™ 9980 is easy to operate and control and helps simplify data management. Software is available to support key storage applications typically used in data center environments, including path management, real-time replication, and remote mirroring for disaster recovery.

Sun stopped marketing the StorEdge 9980 on 05/16/2005, selling it on 05/16/2005 and  announced end of life  as of 12/31/2011. To ensure proper functioning and maintenance of your data storage equipment, contact ISC Group to inquire about our maintenance and repair contract options. This will avoid any service interruptions and unplanned downtime after your original manufacturer’s warranty expires.

For post-warranty peace of mind, ISC Group offers its proprietary remote monitoring software called ISC-CHS™. ISC-CHS Call Home Service monitors the health and proper function of your Sun StorEdge 9980 Hard Drive Array. It also ensures 24/7 protection of your critical information systems by alerting you as soon as problems occur.

Sun StorEdge™ 9980 Hard Drive Array Features:

  • Up to 14 36GB, 73GB or 146GB hard drives per enclosure
  • Maximum of 16.4TB capacity (base cabinet) or 65.4TB capacity (Base and 2 expansion cabinets)
  • Number of disks (with spares): 5 to 1024
  • 16 hot spares (maximum)
  • Shared/control memory: up to 3 GB
  • High-density footprint
  • 28 FC ports
  • 1024 volumes (logical device support)
  • Scales from 2 to 28GB of data cache
  • RAID 5 or RAID 1+ for disk drive protection, resiliency, and performance
  • Full fault-tolerance for all critical components and redundant components

ISC Group also provides its own remote monitoring software ISC-CHS™ services for a continuous pro-active 7x24x4 services on the StorEdge™ 9980 Hard Drive Array.

ISC’s highly qualified and certified technical staff can provide hardware maintenance support services and repair for the Sun StorEdge™ 9980. Our maintenance contracts and services cost typically 50-70% less than what original manufacturers charge.

Please click on the Request for Quote button below to receive a no-obligation quote for maintenance services on your Sun StorageTek StorEdge™ 9980 Hard Drive Array.