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Review: DroboPro – Part II

This is the second in a series of posts looking at the DroboPro from Data Robotics Inc.  Previous post(s): Review: DroboPro – Part I Previously I discussed a few frustrations with connecting my new DroboPro to ESXi, the target environment for my new device.  I’ve now managed to get the ‘Pro connected and visible within ESXi.  See the attached screenshot image ... Read More »

Review: DroboPro – Part I

My new DroboPro arrived this week and so far I’m less than impressed.  As you know, I already have had a generation 1 Drobo for some time.  It has been a great device, doing exactly what I wanted.  After winning a second standard Drobo at Tech Field Day, I paid for the upgrade to the DroboPro in anticipation of a bigger and better machine.  Here’s ... Read More »

Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part III

This is the third in a four-part series of posts on the Sun Storage 7000 USS storage arrays.  Previous posts in this series can be found here: Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part I Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part II In this post, I’ll be discussing some of the analytics features of the 7000 arrays ... Read More »

Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part II

This is the second in a series of articles on Sun Microsystem’s Unified Storage System, also known as Amber Road.  Previous post(s): Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part I So in the first post in this series I discussed the USS and gave a basic overview of the hardware.  In this post I’ll discuss the disk components of ... Read More »

Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part I

It’s clear from recent technology announcements that storage is moving towards being a commodity offering.  Modular arrays are gaining in popularity as the underlying technology becomes more reliable.  Look at the hard disk drive; SATA devices are now capable of 1.2 million hours MTBF.  Vendors like 3Par, Equallogic/Dell and Compellent are increasing their market share as customers look for value ... Read More »