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Great review of something that I would call enjoyable the first time through, and deeply thought provoking and disturbing each read after! (that is a compliment) I sped through this book the first time in a very short period of time and have enjoyed it a few times since.
Oh no! HP cool-aid! So out of curiosity, since HP had CASA, and now has both Polyserve and iBrix (clustered/segmented/parallel) platforms, oh and LeftHands Clustered iSCSI which also had NAS abilities, how is HP more "converged" in the NAS space then EMC? Technically I guess you can say iBrix and PolyServe were really "custom" network file system solutions and not traditional NFS, SMB, and CIFS. Regardless, this made me laugh! Oh no Mr. Bill.
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Oh the tangled webs we weave! It will be interesting to see who wins out on this bidding war that has begun! Long live the BORG!
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2010 on I suppose it was inevitable at StorageRap
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I think the naming of MAID, vs. the idea of spin down is what was in question. Agreed, once file systems have a better ability to know about a spindown enabled volume, this will continue to be popular. Just my 2 cents.
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Ah throwing you voice vs. throwing your fart. If it makes you feel any better I had to sit on a commuter jet next to a guy who makes me look svelte, and I'm 6'3" - 240
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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CONSOLIDATES NETWORKS WITH FCOE http://go.techtarget.com/r/9364852/8303685 Looks like it isn't just a "future" for EMC.
You offered to take ideas for additional tests. I'd really like to see what the system was capable of before duplication was enabled without PAM, and then also with PAM but no deduplication. I agree 100% that an intelligent caching engine would increase performance of a deduplicated data set, that looks to be proven well with your results.
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He will also be racing a sloop in the all new Moon Cup, can't wait to see the solar sails.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2009 on dw'Ville: There's Water on the Moon! at StorageRap
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Oh, I thought that you were either going to buy out the STK storage business, or match L.E.'s investment into Pillar! Interesting that there wasn't much mention of storage, but I have to agree, Oracle runs best on Solaris and Sparc!!! (well at least it did when I ran it back in 1999)
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I only use paper and pen. I'm thankful to typepad and wordpress that they allow me to hand write my comments and blog posts, then FedEx them in and have a room full of monkeys at keyboards convert them into this bits and byte thingys.
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2009 on dw'Ville Bragging rights at StorageRap
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As my father puts best: "Children, it's the gift that keeps taking!"
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2009 on The Beatles rock Dweeberville! at StorageRap
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Or maybe the number of hottie babes in IT is increasing? We can only hope! Maybe next year we will have conventions like the pharmaceutical companies do!
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@Anonymous Coward Actually last time I checked Compellent's hardware was made by SuperMicro. @All I've made comparisons between proprietary hardware and commodity off the shelf servers in the past, they each have merits for a start-up company. The reality is each have upside and downside.
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"The Evolution of the Storage Brain - Applications Run Faster With Deduplication" - NetApp (http://blogs.netapp.com/drdedupe/2009/09/the-evolution-of-the-storage-brain-speeding-up-applications-with-deduplication.html) Truth, NetApp's deduplicated data, when read into a PAM I or PAM II, will be accessed just as fast an any data read into a PAMI or PAMII.
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2009 on Post Your Favourite FUD!! at Storagebod's Blog
Do you know how many times I've requested a customer to bring in any competitor and myself at the same time, same conference room, and talking factually about the products being offered? I've had several customers ask other vendors to participate, however, when push comes to shove, none will pony up to the table! (it might not help that I'm 6'3" 240, but come on, not like I'm going to beat someone up because of FUD!)
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2009 on FUDdy Waters at Storagebod's Blog
What a great cause!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2009 on Taking on childhood cancer at StorageRap
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Ich benötige mehr Bier so bald wie möglich. Diese Lagerung Blogs machen mir eine alkoholische.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on Die Deutschen trojan? at StorageRap
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This will be the ruin of humanity. I am so opposed to these types of social media sites, not even sure where to begin.
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FYI EMC has been running Xeon processors in Clariion for a very long time, so they've been on "Intel" longer then most people think.
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Only those that are small say that!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2009 on Size doesn't always matter at Storagebod's Blog
I was going to say the same thing as the SA. I would think in general that Symm should be pretty flat, but Clariion would have a more of a typical up-swing. I also think that the Equallogic numbers are a weak estimate based on Michael Dell's comments about the PS-series revenue growth to the Register. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/29/dell_equallogic_excels/)
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2009 on The graph that Anarchist didn't show at StorageRap
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They (EMC) did a great job keeping VMware separate, however I think the DDUP acquisition will be more about adding deduplication functionality into the storage portfolio, so I'd be shocked if there is a very swift integration. At the end of the day, customers will see changes, how major they will be is always tbd. I know Data Domain has gone through major growth changes in order to go and stay public, but they are NO EMC! I imagine the sales team should be worried, and account control, channel programs, etc. will be some of the hardest initial areas that get changed.
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