The storage market has to be the most unsettled it's been in years. The wide variety of storage vendors, with good independents is a shrinking landscape. The power plays and buy outs makes for some very careful decisions if you're about to buy storage. My short advice is be careful and if you can..wait it out.
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.
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 →
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