It recently came to my attention that Dell is now advertising some kind of benchmark that shows one of their platforms can be faster than Nimble in some very specific test of their own concoction.
While I don’t doubt that’s possible (indeed, we could do it the other way around), it may be worthwhile investigating what’s prompting the attack.
I also wanted to point out the various technically fishy points of the benchmark.
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I normally deal with different aspects of storage (arguably far more exciting) but I thought I would write something to provide some common sense perspective on the current state of 7-Mode to cDOT adoption.
I will tackle the following topics:
- cDOT vs 7-Mode capabilities
- Claims that not enough customers are moving to cDOT
- 7-Mode to cDOT transition is seen by some as difficult and expensive
- Some argue it might make sense to look at competitors and move to those instead
- What programs and tools are offered by NetApp to make transition easy and quick
- Migrating from competitors to cDOT
Continue reading “7-Mode to Clustered ONTAP Transition”
In this post I will try to help you understand how to objectively calculate the cost of space-efficient storage solutions – there’s just too much misinformation out there and it’s getting irritating since certain vendors aren’t exactly honest with how they do certain calculations…
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This will be another FUD-busting post in the two-part series (first part here).
It’s interesting how some competitors, in their quest to beat us at any cost, set aside all common sense.
Recently, an Oracle blogger attempted to understand a document NetApp originally wrote in the 90’s (and which we haven’t really updated since, which is admittedly our bad) that explains how WAFL, the block layout engine of Data ONTAP (the storage OS on the FAS platform) works at a high level.
Continue reading “When competitors try too hard and miss the point – part two”
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After a long hiatus, we return to our regularly scheduled programming with a 2-part series that will address some wild claims Oracle has been making recently.
I’m pleased to introduce Jeffrey Steiner, ex-Oracle employee and all-around DB performance wizard. He helps some of our largest customers with designing high performance solutions for Oracle DBs:
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