It looks like Oracle has decideded to adopt Apple’s XServe RAID as a low-cost storage solution
Based on our own experience with Apple technology, Xserve RAID is a great match for applications running Oracle.
With the appetite of one to two petabytes annually Oracle is of course looking to control costs and the SATA-based Xserve RAID combines value, capacity, performance and availability. The current top configuration offers 7000GB on dual RAID controllers with redundant power and cooling for a mere $12999. Sure that’s the price of a small car, but it works out to only $1.86/GB for some serous industry-level storage.
Thanks to Zach for sending this on to me.