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Enterprise Computing: So EMC, Where’s Your Thin Persistence?

Following on from yesterday’s announcement by 3Par, I’m wondering just where EMC is in the thin reclamation market.  HDS have ZPR, which although working as a background collection process, does reclaim zeroed out blocks of data.  I believe SVC has similar functionality too. We all know that over time, Thin volumes transition back to Thick volumes as data is created ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: 3Par Thin Enhancements

3Par today took the opportunity at SNW USA to announce some enhancements to their thin provisioning technology.  The new features are: Thin Conversion. Slims down “stout” storage volumes as they are moved to a thin environment. Thin Copy Reclamation. Reclaims unused space from snapshot or replicated volumes. Thin Reclamation for Veritas Storage Foundation. Integrates with VxVM to release deleted data ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Symantec FileStore

Today Symantec are announcing their scalable NAS product called FileStore.  This simple appliance claims to offer linear scaling for up to 2PB of storage per cluster, leveraging all the benefits of the Veritas storage products we’ve come to know and love over the years.  But what chance has this competitor in a crowded market? Have a look a the graphic ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Dell Acquire Perot Systems

After a lot of second guessing by people, Dell have finally made that purchase and announced today they intend to acquire Perot Systems, which will become the services arm for the company. There’s no doubt that Dell needed to do something to match the technology and services play offered by IBM and HP/EDS.  I suspect many people thought the acquisition ... Read More »

Review: Western Digital WD20EADS 2TB SATA-II Hard Drive

We’re starting to see a flood of 2TB drives coming on to the market from all of the major hard drive manufacturers.  This review covers the Western Digital WD20EADS, a 2TB SATA-II drive with green credentials. The Basics The WD20EADS is part of the Caviar Green range of drives.  These are aimed at desktop computing and offer high capacity with ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing – Netapp’s £1,000,000 Giveaway

On 1st September, Netapp announced a programme to give away $1,000,000 of hardware and services to a non-Netapp customer in order to “prove” their Virtualisation Guarantee – save 50% of your storage in virtualised environments.  Now that challenge is available to UK customers – and this time it’s for a cool £1 million. The concept is pretty simple; Netapp are ... Read More »