OEM's Pimping STEC, but what do end users say?
RAID and Array OEM's pumped up on stratospheric resale-margins love pimping STEC, but what is the end-user's real-world experience in actual production applications?
Hard to say....there's only one actual case study on STEC's web site (or anywhere else as far as I can tell) from a ZeusIOPS end-user.
But perhaps one is enough, especially if the end-user in question is a 30 yr old, very reputable publicly traded company, and so not likely to risk making false statements in public about their product.
Results? Measured in a real production storage application by a real customer, were the STEC drives 100x faster than HDD? 50X faster?
Sorry...for $13,000, the customer got an SSD that was a piddling 5X faster than the $400 HDD it replaced. Amazing...5x faster performance for only 30x more money!!!
And to think, this is the only end-user case study STEC has been able to come up with.