Hewlett-Packard has issued a massive NAS system for the most seriously storage starved — web 2.0 shops, huge ass data centers, national labs, and other businesses with more petabytes of data than can be considered healthy. Web-based services firms are being eyeballed by big name storage vendors. Managing user content, video, and …
1. 1 X HP Blade system
2. Polyserve Software
3. Lowend SAS JBOD
All supported by HP
Why would this be any different to EMC's ultimate offering...
1. Servers (OEM'd or ODM'd - similar to servers in Centera etc.)
2. Maui clustering software
3. Lowend JBOD
All supported by EMC
Not saying one is better than the other, cheaper or better supported, but accusing EMC of cobbling when HP is building products from their parts bins is a bit like pot calling kettle black.
STOP SIGN - because caveat emptor, regardless of who you buy your storage from.
Well... let's ask HP & EMC what the BOMs look like. From what I read in some of the other articles about HP's extreme storage system, it's "an appliance" -- preconfigured and shipped pre-installed in a rack. I didn't get that impression from EMC's Hulk presentation at SNW, but would love to learn more...