WTF? Why can't something new actually come along that actually works!!!
Whoa, Hold on a Minute.
All you old school mathematicians and even possible enemies (probably from some tree-hugging company) of something new should read all this a little further…
Pardon me if it’s a bit early out here on the left coast of CA, buried in the Red Ocean of SDS, COTS, Private Cloud, etc, but I just read all of this along with Drunken Data, let alone the not so nice comments from the peanut gallery that even dumps on Chris Mellor.
It’s high time something new came around the corner. And I hope for damn sure it is. Good hardware and Great Software/Firmware should come along every so often so we just don’t polish the turd and kick it down the road.
When you read closely and look at the descriptions and pictures here on the Register AND from Drunken Data (Jon Toigo must have seen this personally from what I read), THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT HERE Gents. NIH is the worst thing people can do..let alone be Human Multi-Henry Inductors…
Compression, Decompression takes serious computation time. It also EATS memory. Look at every damn SDS play out there from bottom up Pure, to Modified Open Source Storage Arrays to Converged Open source plays like Nutanix, Pivot3, etc. and you SEE HUGE computational engines with large memories and tons of SSD…Most have such horrific performance as they do the compression, decompression thing, let alone those that do de-dupe.
And btw, looking this morning at Brian and the other guys, Peglar, and Sicola’s background, those guys are not stupid and would not stoop to PT Barnum style marketing,IP, let alone products.
This thing does NOT eat CPU, It does not Eat memory…it eats data and spits it out like frickin DNA! And without eating the CPU, so it actually CAN do more work!
WHO says there can’t be new math maybe mixed with old math? See the movie ‘Hidden Figures’?
One has to know something is up when it was actually SHOWN in public in front of some of what looked like some serious press, let alone letting Jon Toigo look at it…He eats smoke and mirrors for lunch.
Given that this thing is going GA, they must have wowed some customers to take a new server, let alone something that does things to and with the initial input date….
Open your damn mind guys. Math wins, Architecture wins…let’s see what IS….finally….hopefully