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USP Poll

I’ve closed the USP poll and the results are as follows; It rocks! What a great DMX basher! 30% It’s OK, some of the new features seem useful. 15% It looks like just like the old USP but slightly faster 40% I don’t see what all the fuss is about… 10% What’s a USP-V? 5% I think this sums up ... Read More »

What’s your favorite fruit? EMC versus HDS

Nigel has posted the age old question, which is best EMC or HDS? For those who watch Harry Hill – there’s only one way to sort it out – fiiiiight! But seriously, I have been working with both EMC and HDS for the last 6 years on large scale deployments and you can bet I have my opinion – Nigel, ... Read More »

Where are all the simulators

I love the Netapp simulator (well, apart from the annoying issues with creating and deleting disks) and I use it all the time. It is great for testing ideas, testing scripting and generally refreshing knowledge on commands before having to touch real equipment. I use it with VMware (as I have probably mentioned before) and I can knock up a ... Read More »

Improving efficiency

Hu posted an interesting view of storage utilisation here. His view is that virtualisation on the USP would improve on the average 30% utilisation. I have to say that I disagree with this. There are lots of reasons why storage remains unused in the enterprise: inefficient administration by Storage Admins, SAs and DBAs (lost/orphan disks etc) deliberate overallocation by SAs ... Read More »