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Spindles are clearly not speedy enough, as Dell is adding flash to two mid-range EqualLogic arrays to speed up VDI, data warehousing and OLTP data access. The EquaLogic arrays provide iSCSI data access for medium and large enterprises and come in four varieties: PS4100 entry-level PS6100 mid-range PS6500 virtualised and scale …

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Notice they didn't reveal the MSRP..

I've been investigating Hybrid devices recently, Dell already have a Hybrid EQL available, I believe it had 7 SSD's and 17 600GB 10k SAS drives - MSRP is £55,000. Even with a decent discount, you'd still be looking at £35,000.

Its eye watering...

But there is some light for those on a budget, the Dell MD3220i will get SSD Caching at some point in the next few months. Additionally if your willing to forgo "brand", Huawei have a Hybrid SAN, which you can get with 4 SSD's and 20 600Gb 10k HDD's for less than £23,000 (Its also a Hybrid FC/ISCSI)..

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Re: Notice they didn't reveal the MSRP..

Doesn't Huawei have to wait for Cisco to announce the original so they can copy it?

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Re: Notice they didn't reveal the MSRP..

lol somebodies a little bitter...

TBH I'm not familiar with Huawei networking products, but everybody copies everybody else.. its called competition!

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Why only 2TB disks?

1. They are listing 3TB as available for PS6510E (under specs tab): http://www.equallogic.com/products/default.aspx?id=8981

"7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 3TB"

"144TB using forty-eight (48) 3TB NL-SAS disk drives"

So what's the reason not offering the hybrid model with 3TB drives, resulting in 123TB + 2.8TB SSD, combining the best of both worlds...?

2. No upgrade offered for current PS6510E owners? That's pretty awful, it sure as hell will sour plenty of upcoming upgrades...

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