Gaps? What gaps?
Enrico Signoretti, the CEO of Italian storage consultancy Cinetica, "I don't think they have a real storage strategy at the moment. They need a high-end storage array but there are no companies left to buy. They need to improve the ZFS-based 7000... They need a better price for the 6000/2500"
I think everyone agrees Oracle needs some better pricing on the low end... or perhaps a low-end disk storage array.
I am uncertain what exactly the gaps are and what needs improvement. The platform capabilities are substantial:
- practically unlimited lun size
- practically unlimited snapshots
- practically unlimited quantity of drives
- sata & sas drive support
- fiberchannel server support
- iscsi server support
- infiniband server support
- nfs fileshare support (with transparent identical cifs permissions)
- cifs fileshare support (with transparent identical nfs permissions)
- pass-through support for replacement of old storage arrays for zero downtime transition
- build-in performance analytics
I don't think I have seen better performance analytics in a competing disk array on the market... at any price.
Honestly, I don't know what other feature is missing... does another storage vendor has all the features in a single product???