Not the only iSCSI deduper plus value point
Sent to me and posted ananymously:
I'm not sure about the title: "Only iSCSI de-duper in the world" when other vendors including NetApp have primary de-duplication of iSCSI. Maybe I'm missing something though?
> they will probably turn out to represent better value for money on acquisition price and ownership cost bases than existing mainstream storage array vendors' products
I think this depends on how you define value for money. Some customers want the absolute cheapest product they can get so roll their own using parts and OSS. I'd contend that a roll-your-own solution would be better value for money in the acquisition stakes, as long as replacement spare parts are easy to obtain.
On the other hand most customers want advanced array features, proven implementation methodologies, application integration and the rest. For that definition of value it's likely that the mainstream vendors are going to offer better value as they'll have a broader software portfolio.