* Posts by chris coreline

24 posts • joined 23 Nov 2011

You keep using that word – NVMe. Does it mean what I think it means?

chris coreline
FAIL

iCANT believe this iWARP nonsence,

seriously didn't we learn from iSCSI?

If you take a good protocol and force it over an IP network;

then offer it for a fraction of the price of the equipment serving lower level protocols actually *built* for this;

At least two things will happen:

1) everyone will buy your cheep solution, well done, have a cooky and enjoy your holiday in Barbados.

2) no one will like it because it runs like half a dog. the protocol will die out and we will have another 20 years of SCSI sense code troubleshooting; like our fathers before us.

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Samsung is now shipping a 15TB whopper of an SSD. Farewell, spinning rust

chris coreline
Trollface

naaah, 3 disk raid 5 m8, it will be sweet

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Emulex joins Brocade, ATTO and QLogic in 32Gbit/s FC sprintfest

chris coreline
Happy

FC; still not dead.

I still have relevant experience!

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Eurovision Song Contest uncorks 1975 vote shocker: No 'Nul point'!

chris coreline

EBU/EDF is a broadcast organisation - its an infrastructure; if you watch any european football you are probably watching it over something they own; 'Eurovision' is just the brand.

In short, its as much 'palm greasing and paper envelopes' as renting a DVD is grand larceny and manslaughter.

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Cisco needs to get off its backside if it's to remain storage king in 2016

chris coreline

Re: No real storage DNA

Now i feel old.

I remember when the Cisco EMC M/A was a foregone conclusion and just a matter of time.

Crazy time to work in storage

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Could NetApp buy SolidFire? It would be outside its comfort zone

chris coreline
FAIL

Re: NetApp To Make $1.2 Billion Bid For SolidFire: Sources

give you good odds its 'source' is this article. :P

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SpaceX starts nine-day countdown to first flight of the new Falcon

chris coreline

not to be a downer but explosions look better at night.... :P

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Off-key Violin Memory stuck on a bridge over troubled waters

chris coreline
Trollface

are they going to drop the price so i can put it in my gaming rig?

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Infinidat to flog Brocade storage networking gear

chris coreline

"Infinidat has developed Soft Targets to decouple logical from physical networking ports, allowing failover when a physical port becomes unavailable due to port or node failure"

is this new? Vendors have been trying this since NPIV was stable enough to make it work.

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Old school Fibre Channel gets new lesson in NVMe treatment

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Thumb Up

too early to think of a relovent pun

There's life in the old dog yet! I was starting to come to terms with the twilight years of FC but it looks like this will give the lads a reason to push for 128G

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chris coreline

I know of at least three All Flash array vendors using NVMe on the back end. We can assume everyone is getting ready to switch stack from SCSI... Honestly, m not sure it would be a massive job when you look at the other features these vendors have airdropped into their arrays...

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How to get the fun stuff back in your data centre

chris coreline

ahhhhh Dat Cray-1. What a beauty. We need more weird shaped kit.

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Never mind the new guys, take a train from our trusty Data Platform – Commvault

chris coreline
Joke

With the train posts outnumbering the article posts i would like to point out that this thread has been.....

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De-railed

Your welcome.

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chris coreline
Joke

Re: Falling of deaf ears...

<carefully crafted size joke>

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Not quite Facebook but need scale? Dell has a DSS server for you

chris coreline

Economies of (hyper)scale?

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EMC and Dell considering 'a combination' – report

chris coreline
Joke

"The Journal's referring to the usual folks familiar with the matter.", damn i hate those folks, they get everywhere.

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Dell's scaly-headed file system gets bigger and bitier

chris coreline

"which can scale out to four nodes."

- 8 nodes (servers), 4 appliances (2U enclosures things), 2 nodes per appliance... that's if you have the compellent back-end.

Full Disclosure - I am Dell support (not all of it)

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Brocade, wake up: Cisco is here, and it ALSO has 16 gig FC

chris coreline

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.

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Dell kills 3-year-old object storage appliance line

chris coreline

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.

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Space Station crew enter the Dragon

chris coreline
Trollface

Do NASA provide training on 'One Liners' now?

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Secret's out: Small 15K disk drive market is 'growing'

chris coreline
Joke

"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.

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Whiptail flashes new kit, launches 72TB storage monster

chris coreline

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.

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HDS swaps out AMS for HUS file-block-and-object stuffed box

chris coreline

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.

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Pure Storage attacks EMC heartland

chris coreline
Alien

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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