Some of the comments in my previous post asked about $/IOPS and $/TB.
Since SPEC doesn’t require prices to be listed, I did my own analysis.
The NetApp numbers are simply 4x the existing 6240 result, which is what EMC did with their submission, they used 4x separate VNX systems and aggregated the result.
Continue reading “Examining value for money regarding the SPEC benchmarks”
A bit of a controversial title, no?
Allow me to elaborate.
EMC posted a new SPEC SFS result as part of a marketing stunt (which is working, look at what I’m doing – I’m talking about them, if only to clear the air).
Continue reading “EMC conclusively proves that VNX bottlenecks NAS performance”
Just came to my attention that EMC is finally joining the SPC (Storage Performance Council). As I’ve pointed in their past, their absence from this most standard industry benchmark was puzzling, kudos for rectifying this omission.
I do have some advice for EMC (and all other vendors that have already posted results):
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It seems that everyone and their granny is trying to create some sort of stack offering these days. Look at all the brouhaha – HP buying 3Par, Dell buying Compellent, all kinds of partnerships being formed left and right. Stacks are hot.
To the uninitiated, a stack is what you can get when a vendor is able to offer multiple products under a single umbrella. For instance, being able to get servers, an OS, a DB, an email system, storage and network switches from a single manufacturer (not a VAR) is an example of a single-sourced stack.
Continue reading “Stack Wars: The Clone Wars”