Dell buying Compellent changes the storage playing field yet again. How it will all pan out and what will end up 'king' of the marketplace? Time will tell.
Anyone who deals with Sun/Storagetek SAN hardware will know all about firmware upgrades and firmware versioning. It's tricky to get the right level for you at the right time, and of course just like any firmware, there's always a newer one to fix bugs you'll "probably" never have. At the same time, there are also... Continue Reading →
I wanted a little more clarity on the licencing model as a few folk in the team had already got confused over the '96 drive' break point. The compellent system scales from 6 to 1008 disk drives. The licencing cut off point is 96 active drives. The licences Compellent charge for: 1. Data Progression (Block... Continue Reading →
Reducing power, footprint and increasing disk usage beyond the industry standard of 42%.
I attended the VMware virtualization forum 2010, which had a slight storage focus this year, so I hoped I would gain a little more knowledge. On the whole I enjoyed it, as with all these things, some talks were better than others. That’s natural, some people are better at public speaking than others. I attended... Continue Reading →