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Dell to Acquire 3Par

There’s nothing like a bit of surprise (ish) tech news to generate an off the cuff quick post; here’s today’s tidbit.  Dell are to acquire 3Par. Clearly the Farley Curse has struck again and for a mere $1.15 billion Dell plugs another gap in their storage portfolio. Let’s face it, Equallogic was good, but not high end enough.  3Par technology ... Read More »

VMware Release vSphere 4.1: Vendors Rush to Support VAAI?

Today VMware announced the release of vSphere 4.1, the next generation of their ever evolving hypervisor.  To be honest it would be hard to miss this announcement judging by the flurry of “first to blog” posts I’ve seen on RSS feeds and Twitter today (see the list at the end of this post).   I’d advise you to read the ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Which Vendors Have the Right Vintage in 2010?

There’s no doubt that 2010 will prove to be another tough year in the storage industry.  Customers are looking to continue on cost reduction and austerity programmes, squeezing assets as much as they can.  Of all the storage vendors out there, which have got the the right vintage to succeed?  Here’s my light-hearted look (in no particular order) at how the ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Vendor Guarantees

My previous post regarding HDS and 3Par’s savings guarantees generated a few replies and rather than respond in comment, I’ve written an additional post in case I rant on too much. First thought: vendor guarantees need to be genuine; no hiding behind obtuse configurations that help to fluff the figures, or restrictions on the type of data suitable for reduction. ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: 3par and HDS – 50% Saving – Guaranteed?

In the past week, both 3Par and HDS have announced a 50% guarantee on reclaimed storage if customers move data from existing “fat” legacy arrays to 3Par storage or use HDS thin provisioning technologies.  The 3Par news release is here; the Hitachi news release is here. The 3Par guarantee is presented with a caveat: The above is intended to highlight ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Is There Any Point Buying From EMC?

Yesterday, EMC announced Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST), their much hyped and much anticipated storage feature enabling the automated moving of data between tiers of storage on a policy basis.  However the most notable missing feature in the EMC announcement was the lack of support for legacy DMX-3 and DMX-4 platforms.  This to me sends a message loud and clear ... Read More »