* Posts by SuperFrog

5 posts • joined 20 Jan 2011

Pure Storage's coming high-end array: We have the details

SuperFrog

Useable isn't just a myth.

Disclaimer: EMC Customer

The problem with "usable" capacity is every workload is different. When we do RMAN dumps to our XtremIo we only get about 2:1 at best as it's already compressed. When we run our oracle DB's we get more of a 3-4:1 compression rate. So I don't think there is a meaningful way to test a compression/duplication workload. Maybe someone can come up with a testbed?

I know our EMC rep has been bantering about some patent case Pure lost to EMC. (Were about to buy a new array) I wonder if that has anything to do with the missing reduction ticker??

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Microsoft's 'Gemini' project will be the Windows Blue of Office

SuperFrog
Paris Hilton

I know I'm the oddball.

I actually miss the formatting palette for the mac version prior to 2010. The Ribbon is ok but I miss the screen real-estate that the floating palette allowed me. Had to get a damn bigger screen!

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Storage glitches fell Australian supercomputers

SuperFrog
Black Helicopters

Must be Dell Hell.

I deal in the mess of Compellent daily. The pay is good tho.

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HP finally decides the future of the PC: It's a printer accessory

SuperFrog
Paris Hilton

Will someone at HP please grow up?

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Is EMC developing storage super-stack?

SuperFrog
WTF?

Yes, NetApp has something to do with it.

More than NetApp though... EMC knew it had a management problem, and not one that is easy to solve. You have three different platforms running three different O/S. Flare/Win Server, DART/Linux, and Enginuity/other. That's a lot to manage for any shop! By using Unisphere and modular components things are finally headed in the right direction.

I don't see Enginuity and FLARE merging anytime soon. Yes there on the same H/W, but the software is very different. Think about it this way... Enginuity is very lightweight, about 1/4 of FLARE. It also contains a static bin file. So when data is sent to the VMAX, the bin logic knows what to do with the data immediately. With FLARE, it has to go through layers of management. Speed through simplicity vs. Simplicity of management. It's a choice.

That's not to say they can't 'borrow' from each other. In fact they have! (Access Logix comes to mind) However, the two will remain discrete and separate.

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