* Posts by John Loy

8 posts • joined 17 Oct 2008

Dell's new Compellent will make you break down in tiers... of flash

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Re: Ai... Sick of their promises

Elmars,

Like anything in IT, an incorrectly sized compellent by a partner or Dell rep can be a big problem. But this is not the fault of the Compellent. You are correct, currently data progression runs once a day but that is the big change in 6.3.10 or 6.4. Data progression will now be able to run a mini subset of itself multiple times through out the day, basically every time you take a replay it will check against your tier1 and decide if any pages should be moved down to tier2 in order to free up RAID10 tier1 space. Compellent or any other vendor can not help you if you have more data than space on the SAN. Properly sizing a SAN is extremely important and should not be taken lightly.

You should contact and talk to copilot about performance issues when failing the drive. A good business partner will also be able to help you out also. I have had this with some of our customers, but have been able to resolve it with some tweaks.

The reason for the SLC and MLC tiering is that SLC is more expensive and write happy and MLC is cheaper but read happy. SLC has smaller drive sizes, 200Gb and 400Gb and MLC has much larger drives size, 1.6Tb I believe. All flash storage is a consumable so it is important that you manage it correctly and data progression will allow that to happen without you having to manage it.

Enjoy and contact Bob Fine. Pretty cool that he offered, had not seen the same from other vendors on here....

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NetWare-Linux love child turned up to 11

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Novell still works....

ignorance is not always Bliss.

@Sheluser - X Environment existed in Netware 6.5 and actually worked but Netware was never designed to use a GUI and a GUI is not very effective in a server environment except for people that are first learning the trade. GUI for servers is like training wheels for a bike.

@Pirate Dave- Netware was great but OES 2 is so much better. Groupwise on Netware had lots of memory problems in a medium-large environment. Groupwise of OES2 is a work of art in action. I have not have a down system in over a year now. The only reboots my system has had in a year is when I do the patches. The same goes for all my OES2 file and Print servers. NSS volumes would not be needed to be converted, it is the same whether on Netware or OES. Actually when I did the migration I just built the OES server replacement and moved the SAN links to the new server and turned it on. So that has always been available.

OES 11 is where the product needed to be when it was introduced to replace Netware. They needed to have the direct upgrade available from the beginning. OES 1 was a mess, OES 2 was very nice after SP1, so I am excited to see OES 11.

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HP extends deadline as Autonomy shareholders drag feet

John Loy
Mushroom

Interesting

Being that we actually use an Autonomy product, we where hopeful that HP would buy them out and fix their management problems. Autonomy dragging their feet is actually the way they do business all the time. We have have had nothing but problems since Autonomy purchase Interwoven a few years back. HP was our last hope to saving our iManage project. It may be too late now for that to happen. It is sad because the product is a good product matched with a piss poor company.

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Android, Steve Jobs, and Apple's '90%' tablet share

John Loy
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Interestinf

I find it interesting that it has become popular to hate on Apple products in the media. It would not surprise me if there is a concerted effort by other manufactures to have articles written trashing Apple.

First off, most people that could care less about a smart phone and have no idea what they are doing, they buy an Android because it is cheap and that is the only reason. If you did a graph of market share of phones in the $199+ range then Apple would be supreme. Apple already takes in 52% of all smart phone profits, think about that. And most of those people wish they had spent the extra money on the iphone.

IPad is a whole different group of people. No one has to have a tablet like they do a phone. So people have to decide they really want one and then which one. iPads will dominate this market and everyone else will just become woot offs over time.

Finally, if Apple has to lose to Android and still be the second largest Market Cap company then I guess that is a cross they will have to bare.

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Apple iPhone 4 vs... the rest

John Loy

No longer

You do not need an iTunes account unless you want to purchase from the app store..

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IBM employee sparks massive bank outage

John Loy

Employee

I doubt he was fired. He is now the most experienced employee in what not to do. This was a very expenisive training course for IBM.

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Parents demand control over text messaging

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I pay for it...

If I pay for the phone then I would like the ability to easily block who I want. If my children hate the block then they can pay for the monthly fee themselves. 15-16 year old's don't always make the best decisions even if they know better.

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Google says sorry as Gmail plummets out of the cloud

John Loy

Down Again

The new iGoogle gadget for email is not working again.

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