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10 posts • joined 15 Oct 2009

Coraid and CommVault team up, grab biz barons' backup from HP, Sepaton

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Cheap!

Honestly, $50,000 for 96TB usable is bloody cheap. A similarly configured StoreOnce runs more than $200k.

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Tape's NOT dead. WHOMP: This 8.5TB Oracle drive proves it

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Error in LTO6 capacity

It should be 2.5TB native, not 3.2TB native.

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Quantum hands out 190 pink slips... quits making own tape library

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Re: I don't understand

You're not behind the times. It's just that with more deduplication being done there is less need for tape drives. I'm doing preliminary scoping work for a new setup and what used to be done by 8xLTO4 drives can now be done by 4xLTO6 (or less) drives.

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HP lunges at EMC's midrange with new 3PAR StoreServ 7000s

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Anybody got any idea how much 3PAR with Windows Storage Server 2012 can scale? And with daily backups to tape? Above 100TB?

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Nimbus boots EVA out of Mitsubishi

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Windows

IT Department?

I think their IT department shafted them - you may notice they're still using EVA and MSA for other services - presumably file.

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Tales from the storage frontier: What's next for flash, disk and tape

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Coat

Why is everybody comparing 2TB HDDs from Amazon???

While off-the-shelf consumer grade HDDs may be usable small enterprises and provide a good price advantage, for larger enterprises (those with storage arrays) these drives do not cut it.

The cheapest 2TB SATA I can find is from HP's MSA60 Direct Attached Storage system at a retail price of $539. You can be sure those that connect to storage arrays (EMC Clariion, HDS AMS2000, HP EVAs) costs more than that! These drives normally come with NBD 3-5 years support (depending on vendor).

Mine's with the enterprise-level HDD, not the consumer-level HDD.

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Promise roars into mid-range with Jasper Forest

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Alert

440k IOPS?

440k disk IOPS (no cache)? Really? Did it go through SPC benchmark? How was this figure derived?

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Save us from our users

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Considered biometrics?

Have you considered biometric logins? Things like fingerprint scanners are standard on new laptops nowadays. However, if you have desktops, that may be a bit of a hassle.

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Adobe apologizes for festering Flash crash bug

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Gates Horns

IE vs Firefox crash

IE8 runs each tab as a separate process while Firefox runs all tabs as 1 process. This makes IE8 much more robust - the only downside is IE8 consumes more RAM than Firefox. At this moment in my PC Firefox (5 tabs) uses 190MB while IE8 (3 tabs) uses 290MB.

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HDS has archive head in the clouds

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Forgot HDDS (sounds like HDS eh? :) )

The Hitachi Data Discovery Suite (HDDS) is one of the products that can integrate into HCP and provide eDiscovery. HDDS also has a Sharepoint module (aptly called HDDMS - Hitachi Data Discovery for Microsoft Sharepoint).

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