7 posts • joined Wednesday 23rd November 2011 16:59 GMT
Re: 16Gbps going mainstream
16g is still fabric core only - i would doubt any storage arrays actual capability to serve four 16 gig front end ports.
and a trunking license with two 8gig links is probably *still* cheaper and more resilient.
Re: Must be more to object storage?
If i remember correctly from my time working on Centerra; most of these solutions also do some pretty cool tricks with meta-data which means you have much more granular information about archiving and the like - the kind of information you *should* have on Block but cant easily map / export and also the kind of stuff you do have access to in NAS but cant really manage properly.
"According to our source, Violin Memory is an enterprise systems company selling against EMC and HDS, not a storage component company selling against Seagate or WD. Buying in small fast disk drives is more affordable than buying in an entire flash array"
Pro Snark. This got a laugh out of me.
honestly, if they are celebrating a full VAAI roll-out as a product feature they have probably ran out of other features to shout about... it may aswell have a big 'SUPPORTS SCSI!!!1111' on the front bezel.
neither this article nor the Hitachi website have any information on the stuff we really care about: what color is the front bezel - we had to swop out all our AMS's when we upgraded our Z9 mainframe to a z10 because the colors were clashing.
The final frontier
I like that the further into the future we go the more star-trek the technologies are starting to sound. Hell, ill buy some ‘phase change’ if it reduces my total cost of tachyon beam re-modulation.
Also, good odds that 2012 is the year of another raft of acquisitions for the big storage lads.
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