9 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd November 2011 20:29 GMT
Re: Netapp has another ace
Netapp not having an SSD solution is a flawed management decision. Not a technical problem in the file system's underpinnings.
As you said: "NetApp's are designed for high write performance not read performance because of this" - yes, in the rotating disk world. In random access flash, the distribution of the blocks all over the disks is not problematic for reads anymore so you have a fast write and fast read.
WAFL writes could be simplified by relaxing the write constraints which are mindful of rotating disks but they do provide a nice form of inherent wear leveling which could reduce the requirement for firmware wear leveling on the SSDs themselves. This would improve write latency (this is somewhat speculative on my part but I think a real possibility that Netapp would be foolish not to investigate thoroughly).
Netapp has another ace
Netapp's underlying WAFL file systems fits in rather well with how flash storage should be utilized. So while EMC needed to acquire XTREMIO to compete with Netapp on flash, Netapp lucked out with WAFL. WAFL still could be optimized and tailored for flash (possibly by simplification) but it is pretty close to what you want to begin with.
Re: It's just an Ipad true
iDID! Now iGLOAT!
Win98 in VM!
Care to share how you managed to get Win98 installed? After jumping through all the setup hoops to finally get it installed it still helpfully freezes up for no reason until the VM is restarted. Please do share!
Now open a store
Good! Now Apple can dump their incompetent and ridiculously expensive distributor in Israel, iDigital, and open a bonafide Apple store in Israel.
Cut out the middleman, Apple. It's only harming your reputation.
Disney need to stop selling cheap garbage at inflated prices
Disney are abusing their brand by sourcing their unimaginative toys from Chinese lowest bidder manufacturers. The resulting subpar toys are then sold at stratospheric prices that people seem to accept because it is "Disney" (well and Mickey Mouse copyright legislation ensuring nobody else can sell a better mouse nearly 83 years on).
I'd venture that if Disney conducted some market research they would find that most customers at their stores do not equate the Disney store with quality. One day that will bite them.
tl;dr Disney needs to improve its subpar merchandise offerings before attempting to improve its delivery.
I didn't slam free apps.
I slammed their customer base.
Android folk in iOS
In the iGarden there are two different markets, the free app market and the paid app market, frequented by different people.
Android users are by and large of the free app (and free phone!) variety, cheap on the .99 and free with the semi-literate 1 star reviews.
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