* Posts by Simon 61

8 posts • joined 31 Aug 2014

Nimble shows that its all-flashers start small – and grow bigger

Simon 61

All employees respond - quick...

Quick all Nimble employees respond to Chris has made a typo...are you guys that desperate that you think the storage buying world believes everything from the fingers of Mr Mellor?

Also, more seriously, I'd like to know the block size you use to get your IOP numbers as your datasheet doesn't even state that...naughty!!!

Whilst I'm in that sort of mood, how are you measuring your 99.99(9)7 uptime? Does that include planned outages or not? Do you have the arrays dialing home and sending telemetry so you can accurately measure this? Are you willing to make this data public?

Oh yeah and 5 nine's is pretty poor these days...

Pure Storage confirms EMEA veep Rose has left the building

Simon 61

Re: The Party's Over

I suspect sour grapes from an EMC employee here :)

Full disclosure : Pure employee

Gartner ranks upstart trio ahead of EMC, HP and IBM in battle for flash array dominance

Simon 61

Re: Zero credibility

Yes - you are a complete joke...

Simon 61

Other places to download

In the interests of fairness, it should be pointed out that you can download the Gartner report from other vendors websites, not just SolidFire.

Why not download it from PureStorage at http://info.purestorage.com/2014.Q3-GartnerReprint-MQ_Request.html

DCIG releases mid range array report... and all the apples from the cart

Simon 61

Re: I struggle with DCIG credibility

Very eloquently put.

I was going to comment along the same lines, but now I will just leave this report to fester in the appropriate repository...

We're not on the Gartner Magic Quadrant? Just imagine our concern, says HDS

Simon 61

But HDS thinks AFAs are a 'flash' in the pan...

Interesting that HDS are getting upset about not being on the MQ, whether you hold any store by the MQ or not, when their CTO openly espouses the view that all-flash arrays will go away and that disk is king...

If the rest of HDS agreed with Hu then they shouldn't be bothered that the SSA MQ even exists, let alone be upset about being left at home and not being allowed to join in the fun. If not, then maybe Hu needs to get with the program and see that disk IS dead and flash IS king

If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait

Simon 61

Re: Something for the weekend?

In the interests of the global community that read this excellent publication, the weekend is not yet over and will not be until Monday has come to its inevitable conclusion in Baker Island in the Pacific Ocean (UTC-12).

For the mystified, this weekend in the almighty, gun-toting, US of A is Labor Day weekend and Baker Island is a US territory. Now if you want the last inhabited piece of America then that would be Midway at UTC-11.

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