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Re: Michael Duke
Yes StoreVirtual is the new gen8 servers running V10 of the LeftHand software.
StoreEasy is the NAS range, running Windows Storage Server 2012 and or IBRIX depending on model.
StoreOnce is the D2D re-brand.
P9500 is HP's mainframe offering BUT they have single digits of the mainframe storage market, IBM and EMC have like 80+% between them and the Hitachi vendors (HDS, HP and formerly Sun) have the rest.
it is no surprise that HP do not want to engineer FICON into the P10000/V Class.
Matt, The Mainframe business is low revenue but high margin business and you will pry it out of IBM's cold dead hands. It is a no brainer for them to keep pushing as they have 80+% market share and a captive audience as the path to move off a mainframe takes YEARS.
Erik, Yes the whole DS, DCS and N Series range are OEM'ed from NetApp/LSI and that is why they will go, the StorWize range is resigned to replace them, the new V3700 is the box to replace the DS3500 as the V7000 replaced the DS3950/DS5020 and the DS5100/5300 ranges. The only product from that line that might survive the end of the year is the dense DCS3700 for Video etc.
IBM will get rid of as many OEM'ed systems as they can, they want to own their storage destiny and they have either acquired the products to do it (XIV, TMS) or built them in house (StorWize, SONAS).
HP are doing the same thing of out with the old (EVA, P2000/MSA2K, P9500/XP) and in with the new (StoreServ 7000/3Par, StoreVirtual, StorEasy).
Of that list the "At Risk" products are:
DS3500 (V3700/V7000 is the replacement)
DS5000 (V7000 is a natural replacement here)
N Series (V7000U and SONAS will replace)
Safe products should be:
SVC (Although I would expect a V10000 ish system with 8/10 Core CPU's and 240/480 12gbps SAS Disks + Clustering to replace it eventually)
Tape (TS3500 stays for Mainframe, TS-1140 and LTO-6 is not a problem if tape stays and IBM have a reasonable OEM business in selling bare tape drives)
ProtectTIER (Someone needs to take on EMC/Data Domain and HP is not getting it done)
SONAS (Needed to replace big NetApp boxen from a CIFS/NFS perspective, maybe a "Gateway" that can attach to XIV/SVC/DS8000 as a future SONAS offering ala VNX VG2/VG8 Gateways)
My $0.10 (Inflation is a bitch)
VNX has some life left but I can forsee a world with 3-4 levels of VMAX and Isilon Nodes and/or gateways on a common hardware platform using scale out rather than scale up.
Yes because owning a gun is proof that you are going to attempt an armed robbery.
Idiots from RIANZ need to get a clue.
I think there is a lot of people on here making a false assumption.
That assumption is that the de-duplication feature is designed to save Mega storage resources.
From my point of view it is obvious that the de-dupe is for user benefit, when dealing with 50GB or 500GB of data there is a good chance that you will upload a duplicate file, even more so if you are using it for offsite backups. The de-dupe is to save you the transfer and storage budget of using Mega so that you can script backups and only changed files will be re-uploaded or you can upload your photos directory again and again and not duplicate the data.
It is to drive ease of use for the customers NOT to save the Mega storage nodes on capacity.
A little sense here please.
How are mega.co.nz going to de-duplicate encrypted content?
The very act of encrypting the data makes it unique, or should if done correctly. Only if you tried to upload the same content, encrypted with the same key, twice should this kick in. So you upload a folder with a heap of photos in a single operation then it will de-duplicate that data. However if two people upload the same media file (Non-copyright of course) then as far as the service is concerned that will be two unique chunks of binary data, they have to be if encrypted with different keys.
Cisco should buy Nutanix and develop that platform for both VMware and Hyper-V.
Unless you play games in which case the iMac's nVidia GT640M to GTX680M are a MUCH better option than the Intel 4000 on the Mini
X1000, X3000 and x5000 become StoreEasy with the move to Windows Server 2012.
Xx000 (WSS 2008 R2) -> StoreEasy (WSS 2012)
P4000 G2 (3.5" Disks and SanIQ 10) -> StoreVirtual (2.5" Disks and SanIQ 10.x)
For a change I can see a configuration like this being used for a high performance file store. Maybe swap the 2TB for 3TB to increase capacity by nearly 50% but it is actually a real world configuration unlike EMC's VNX result.
The info I have (and it is consistent with the V7000) is the V3700 will be limited to 5 enclosures.
So 120 2.5" disks OR 60 3.5" or a mix making 5 shelves
Re: Stop comparing Amazon with your DC
Not that many banks will be using EC2 to host apps that hold customer or financial data I would be guessing.
While I am not WinPho 7.5 greatest fanboy I like my Lumia 800.
Only real downside for me is that lack of tethering support.
Re: Will wait for the price to drop
Seagate Momentus XT (The XT is important as Momentus is the range name for the vanilla 7200RPM disks)
There are 2 models, a 3Gb/s 500GB Drive with 4GB of SLC flash and a 6Gb/s 750GB Drive with 8GB of SLC Flash
Re: IBM SVC is the only real world system
Anyone looking for more than "One big storage box to rule them all" will look at a flash array for their transactional systems.
Also as the dedupe tech gets better and we see tiers of SSD inside a single box (DRAM Cache, Small amount of SLC for hot data and 2/3 cell MLC for "Bulk" storage) I think we will see all flash arrays in more places.
Even 10 years ago the idea of 500+ disks in the same frame was thought to be impossible, now we have arrays that scale to 2000 spindles and have 3 or 4 tiers with automatic data placement. Whats to say what another 10 years will bring?
So HP have a DL380 Gen8 that supports 25SFF hot plug drives as well.
If you are talking about a 4 proc, 32 core, 64 thread machine it is either a grunty application server with no need for lots of storage, a database server that will be connected to some sort of external storage or a virtual host which again will be connected to external storage.
I do not see 5 local drives bays as being a limitation on this class of server.
The DL560 is a reused name, there was a DL580 G4 time frame DL560 but the G5, G6 and G7 releases did not get one due to thermal limitations on the 6500 and 7500 series CPU's.
Now that the thermal envelope of the new E5-4600 CPU's again supports a 2U, 4 Socket machine HP are producing one again.
Re: I don't get it ...
You would be an Aussie then :)
Re: hold on - apples and oranges?
and most OLTP databases are sub-1TB in size so your point is?
Until SSD came along a lot of LARGE databases were sitting on disks that were so short stroked that a 146GB 15K FC Disk (The smallest you have been able to bur for a while) were sitting at less than 10% capacity to get the required IOPS.
It is not all large, unstructured data my friend, and most "Enterprise" arrays and applications need dedicated spindles for Tier-1 applications.
It is a loophole in New Zealand law, the law as written only relates to physical items as it was written back before digital transmission of information was considered likely.
Yes the law needs an update to cover digital assets but that has not been done as I understand it (from local MSM coverage so probably is not 100% accurate or in any way complete)
How many customers with USP-V / XP24000 or VSP/P9500 actually virtualise external storage for extended periods (e.g. longer than migrration)?
The reason I ask is IBM's view of this is less than 10% of USP-V customers actually use the virtualisation capabilities of the box and I would like some vendor FUD free info if any exists.
HP do not use LSI for the entry level they use Dot Hill. Lefthand has fallen behind Equalogic as far as modular storage goes and it is going to take some time to catch up again (autotiering).
They badly need an entry 3Par product to compeate with the V7000, VNX and HUS.
XP is the only HP option if you need FICON, however P10000 gets a LOT more focus, and makes more sense, from HP unless there is a FICON requirement.
I have heard rumors of a new MSA branded box from Dot Hill that supports auto tiering and useing the P2000 G3 as expansion in the mid-year timeframe.
I agree with several posters above, you do not buy VMAX and fill it with NL-SAS disks. If you want a large content store and you are an EMC customer then Isilon is the right solution.
These boxes will move with a 3/4 tier architecture (SSD, 15K SFF SAS, 10K SFF SAS, 7.2K NL-SAS), multiple engines and massive redundancy, THAT is why you buy VMAX.
This play is mainly as I see it to fight against HP/3Par in the service provider space, where 3Par has the loins share of the big guys doing XaaS (See the VMAX SP details the other day) and as a growth platform for existing DMX/VMAX customers.
Shocked and stunned I am that a modern all flash array beat the pants off of HP's Lowest spec rotating Fibre Channel array that is 7-8 years old in technology (Basically a repackaged EVA4100).
What's next a VMAX 40K beating a 4 node P4000 G2 array?
Nice article, shame about some of the comments
Why would HDS build a fully unified box like the VNX when they can just throw an HNAS / BlueArc gateway in front for the file access layer.
So a fully multi-protocol block device with sub-lun tiering for Block customers. Add a pair of HNAS nodes for NAS/Unifed customers.
You get the traditionally high performance of the HDS mid-range systems with best in class File capabilities from the BlueArc technology in the HNAS units. From a management perspective it is no worse than Celerra was pre-VNX and lets face it the HDS management interface has never been their strength. :)
Could be an Asian market name for what the Aussie teams are calling vComplete or what a local NZ distributor is calling vCube.
Basically scaled down vBlocks with EMC Storage, Cisco C200 Servers, Cisco networking and VMware Essentials+ software.
10-100 VM's with varying levels of capacity and availability.
You are a dumb arse.
If you had watched the video you would see that the area is a best rural fringe and if you had bothered to check Tommy's FB page you would see that the local cops have been round more than once based on complaints and have found no issue, in fact some of the community officers want a copy of the video to show in schools.
Left wing, anti-gun bullshit of the first order.
TBH I am big on personal responsibility.
Trying to blame the sites is almost as silly as trying to blame the ISP's for piracy.
Now if the content providers allowed a decent online experience outside the USA I have a feeling that a significant amount of the piracy that goes on would diminish and we would then have not only a more manageable issue but also a significant lack of excuses why it happens.
Consider in the US you have Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu+ as options, none of which are available outside of the US and which I am convinced are not available because the networks and media companies do not allow it.
The media companies need to get into the 21st century and deliver their content in a modern manner for the whole world, not just the USA.
It came out later that the "Near a firearm" means in the same room as a gun in a gun safe that was not open.
A real threat to public safety requiring the efforts of 70 police officers and two helicopters!!!!
Well that's fine and dandy but will there be a version available online with JUST the UV copy at a significant price reduction?
I do not want the DVD/Blu-Ray disc but the online delivery would be great.
I am liking it even though the history is a little slow.
No they are claiming 1TB from the Tegra3 / GPU based rack @ 4GB per Tegra3.
Even that is high though considering the nVidia site says that the Tegra3 only supports 2GB of memory per chip, unless there is a "HPC Version" of Tegra3 that supports more memory.
The IBM Easy Tier is capable of varying the chunk size anywhere between 16MB and 1GB.
HP/3Par Adaptive Optimization uses 128MB blocks.
EMC FAST VP uses 1GB blocks on VNX/Clariion/Celerra but uses smaller chunks on the VMAX I think.
Having used auto-tiering arrays I can say that while there maybe "Hot" data that should not be on fast storage, in general having auto-tiering is better than not having it at all.
Not sure about that....
If that was the play why bring out the Unified Gateway for the Storwize V7000 this week?
That is not a product that was produced in the few weeks between HDS buying BlueArc and now, also BlueArc is closer to a High Performance SONAS competitor than N Series really.
Just does not stack up for me.
If you are using VMware View for the server end Samsung do a nice 24" LCD with an integrated Teradici Zero Client.
Plug Ethernet, USB Keyboard and USB Mouse into the monitor and you have a client.
Not a big surprise.....
A 4 year old child with a pack of crayons has more graphics horsepower than the current Atoms.
The GMA950 struggles with 2D rendering and its 3D performance hardly counts with anything more demanding than a browser or basic flash content.
Working out the power
So if we take the 220MW and run an average PUE of 1.25 or 1.2 you get between 176 and 183MW of IT load.
With 900,000 servers @ 150ish Watts you have approx 135MW, the extra 40-48MW could easily be Networking and Storage for those 900,000 servers.
I have worked out the car equivalent of the VMAXe
Its like the new Rolls Royce mini, the badge and all the elements of the bigger more expensive array without the really useful bits :)
Would make a good pairing with the new mini IBM Z Series I guess.