The offering is designed to meet the needs of small to medium businesses or remote office/back office operations for the enterprise.
The device is an all-in-one, pre-configured appliance, which Sun claims simplifies storage management with a single, simple user interface and works with the ZFS file system to eliminate volume management.
The Sun Fire X4500 server, code-named Thumper, is a single, integrated system that combines a high-performance four-way x64 server with 24TB of SATA disk storage in a four unit rack space.
"Our customers are swimming in a sea of data – a company's most important asset – and need tape storage integration solutions that don't break the bank," said Nigel Dessau, senior vice-president, Storage with Sun.
"The new Virtual Tape Library Value system is an economical answer, as it runs on the Solaris OS, delivers 24TB of disk capacity and is available at a very affordable price-point."
The Sun StorageTek VTL-Value is available immediately for the starting price of US$84,995.
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