I complained on a previous post about the lack of features in Device Manager. Consequently I’ve started writing some software to alleviate this situation. Here’s the first of hopefully a series of tools to plug some of the gaps.
HDvM Checker will query a host running Device Manager & HDLM [...]Continue Reading This Post →
In a previous post on DMX-4 I discussed the use of SATA drives in enterprise arrays. A comment from our Storage Anarchist challenged my view of the resilience of SATA drives compared to FC.
Now unless I’ve been sleeping under a rock, the storage industry has over the last 5 [...]Continue Reading This Post →
EMC posted higher earnings today. Some 21% up on the same quarter last year. It’s amazing they’ve been able to manage double-digit growth for some 16 quarters.
Interestingly (as reported by The Register) the shares ended the day down. However the shares have risen by over 100% over the last [...]Continue Reading This Post →
The VTL poll is finished; results are:
We’ve had it for years – 41% We’ve done a limited implementation – 14% We’re evaluating the technology – 27% VTL doesn’t fit within our strategy – 14% We see no point in VTL technology – 5%
Obviously this poll is highly un-scientific but it seems most people [...]Continue Reading This Post →
Thanks to Barry/Mark for their posts/comments on power usage. Call me stupid (and people do) but I can’t find the EMC Power Calculator for download on Powerlink as ‘zilla suggests (although I did find a single reference to it).
Can you post the link guys? Is it EMC internal only? [...]Continue Reading This Post →
After the recent EMC announcements on DMX-4, I promised I would look at the question of whether the new DMX-4 is really as green as it claims to be. I did some research and the results are quite interesting.
Firstly we need to set the boundaries. One of the hardest [...]Continue Reading This Post →
I’ve had a quick look over the specifications of the new DMX-4 compared to the DMX-3. There aren’t really a lot of changes. The backend director connectivity has been upped to 4Gb/s and presumably that’s where the 30% throughput improvement comes from (with some Enginuity code changes too I guess).
There are a number of [...]Continue Reading This Post →
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