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Hitachi Data Systems is announcing two new network-attached storage (NAS) products, bringing its enterprise NAS capabilities down to the midrange. The NAS 3080 and 3090 are based on the Mercury NAS products announced by BlueArc in July. The BlueArc/HDS idea is to make the enterprise 3100/3200 NAS products affordable to the mid- …

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obsolete iops

BlueArc is hanging onto their IOPS numbers from a 10+ year old benchmark app, they seem to be among few NAS vendors yet to publish SFS 2008 numbers. Probably because they know it will destroy their numbers(as it's destroyed pretty much everyone's numbers due to the big change in workload).

BA has great NAS technology though the HDS AMS line is a pretty poor midrange box, really doesn't offer anything that is interesting. And the USP is just too $$, not worth it unless money is not even a consideration for your org.

Too bad they refuse to hook it up to something a little more capable/cost-effective than what HDS has to offer.

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@ Nate Amsden

didn't the HDS AMS 2000 range come up pretty favourably in the recent SPC1 testing... like #1 for price / performance?????

Oh and we have just put a USP VM on the floor for sub £100K

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AMS a poor midrange box?

Last time I checked, the AMS (2x00) were capable of thin provisioning, dynamic migration, *proper* active/active load balancing, large cache, iSCSI capability and came with a very decent SPC perfomance at an attractive price.

Concerning the USP: You get what you pay for. Its an enterprise class array. Neither the DMX4 nor the DS8k come cheaper.

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