Tag: XtremIO @en

Ranting about the Xtremio disruptive update and guinea pigs

Yesterday I read an article by Chad Sakac to which I can’t refrain from commenting. He wrote a very long post, adding a lot of details and trying to justify why XtremIO arrays need a totally disruptive upgrade (with a wipe out of all the data) to move from v2.4 to the new v3.0 software. To me it seems like he is only trying to cover his back. Immaturity The impression that XtremIO is an immature product is totally confirmed and it leaves a lot of space for competitors to comment and build some FUD, probably justified in this...

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EMC XtremIO most interesting characteristic? Predictability.

Last week, thanks to Tech Field Day Extra, I attended a presentation from the EMC’s XtremIO team. Some of my concerns about this array are still there but there is no doubt that this product is maturing very quickly and enhancements are released almost on a monthly basis… and it’s clear that it has something to say. A rant about All Flash In these days, contrary to the general (and Gartner?) thinking, I’m developing the idea that considering All Flash Arrays a separate category is a totally non sense (you can also find an interesting post from Chris Evans...

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Is Solidfire the Symmetrix of the cloud era?

EMC Symmetrix was introduced in 1990 (as a Mainframe storage) and it has quickly become one of the most successful enterprise Tier1 storage ever (Now the VMAX). It’s big (now supporting up to 3200 disks and 2048GB of cache) but its architecture is outdated and so are its features. What was good enough to sustain Mainframe and large Unix server workloads is no longer when having to manage thousands (or tens of thousands) of VMs. More and more… and more It’s not only the number of VMs (and consequently, of the physical servers) it’s much more than that. In...

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The Good and the Bad of EMC at #SFD5

Last week I attended Storage Field Day 5 and the most controversial session was the one with EMC. If you didn’t get the chance to take a look at the videos recorded during that session you can find several links on Tech Filed Day YouTube channel (but I know, 4 hours is too long for anyone so I hope this short post will help!) In this blog I’ll try to recap what I’ve learned (the good part) and what I haven’t (the bad part… and it’s not my fault). The good The second part of the EMC presentation was...

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