I’d like to continue the discussion on storage savings technologies. In my recent post on Dedupe and Compression I attempted to clarify the differences in the data reduction capabilities between each technology and demonstrate how the two deliver even greater savings when used in conjunction. Let’s expand the conversation by digging into Thin Provisioning, likely the most … [Read more...] about Understanding Thin Provisioning: Does it Reduce Storage Capacity?
In many ways data deduplication and compression are a lot like salt and pepper. Both of these seasonings enhance the taste of food, each has a distinct flavor and is used in varying quantities depending on the dish being prepared; however, most of the time food tastes better when the two are used together. Similarly, dedupe and compression both reduce storage capacity, yet they … [Read more...] about Data Deduplication and Compression Means Double Savings
Recently I shared how EMC’s entry into the All-Flash Array market provided both market clarity and likely would accelerate the adoption of All-Flash Arrays (AFAs). Most found the post accurate and a fair representation of how the market is divided between performance-focused and storage-efficient AFA architectures. The performance capabilities and datacenter/environmental … [Read more...] about Comparing and Contrasting All-Flash Arrays
Chris Mellor of The Register recently published the article EMC races to catch up with NetApp, in which he covers a recent EMC webcast where EMC’s President and COO, Pat Gelsinger admitted EMC is hoping to catch up to NetApp in delivering storage efficiencies for virtual server and desktop environments.I agree with Chris when he summarizes the current challenges facing EMC … [Read more...] about EMC Admits NetApp is the Leader
One portion of my role at NetApp is to share with the community the capabilities and value of our storage technologies, especially the ones engineered and optimized for cloud deployments. Doing so inevitably leads to skepticism from our competitors which makes sense as we are competing for the mind and market share of our customers.Every storage platform has a set of … [Read more...] about A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words