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EMC's coming "Mavericks" Isilon software update aims to help it play nicely in the enterprise IT zone while keeping its scale-out NAS top gun title. Announced at EMC World, the upcoming "Mavericks" edition of Isilon's OneFS storage box operating system aims to make it more of a dependable racehorse, with role-based admin and …


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  1. Twit

    Cluser mode

    NetApp has a scale out product too... Why do you compare Isilon to FAS

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    >FAS competes with VNX and not Isilon after all.

    I want whatever you are smoking... ONTAP competes with everything. Scale-UP AND Scale-out AND NAS AND SAN.

  3. DrDedupe


    "There appears to be no chance of NetApp's mainstream FAS arrays approaching this level of performance"

    I really hope this doesn't turn into benchmark-athon. Fact is that NetApp and Isilon offer similar products and both attract customers for the same workloads. My question is: Still no dedupe?? Maverick?? Really?? OK 3 questions...


  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not to mention...

    E-series doesn't do NAS anyway.

  5. dikrek

    NetApp does have a big SPEC SFS result for scale out

    Hello all, D from NetApp here.

    Check analysis here:

    Unfortunately most people don't understand how to read the SPEC submissions, I hope my article clarifies it a bit.


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: NetApp does have a big SPEC SFS result for scale out

      That's NFS D, this article is specifically about CIFS.

      But that said, the so-called analysis in this article is so poorly thought out and misinformative that it should be dismissed as bollocks.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Mavericks touched a nerve with some net app folks, eh?

    Isilon with Mavericks is bridging the gap between big data and big IT with scale-out NAS and the question is why no dedupe? I think the answer is that Isilon's 80%-90% inherent storage utilization is better than dedupe done poorly as is the case of NetApp's that can only dedupe at a volume level - having no global benefit to the namespace. My question is why c-mode has no WORM or automated tiering or automated balancing of capacity across volumes. Even IBRIX has these and that product hasn't changed since 2008.

    1. DrDedupe

      Re: Mavericks touched a nerve with some net app folks, eh?

      Not so much touched a nerve, but left me wondering why after 12 years and with DD under the engineering umbrella of EMC why Isilon can't figure out how to dedupe. Everyone is asking for dedupe - WORM, not so much.


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  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh Really?

    WRT WORM in c-mode: I guess if netapp doesn't offer it, users don't need it? Same with automated tiering? Like I said, no dedup is better than dedupe done poorly.

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