back to article Hang on, don't go out yet – wait till IBM's done swinging its storage announcements around

IBM has fired a broadside of announcements at the storage world. The gist? Flash arrays get more capacity and NVMe-over-fabrics has been added to a slew of arrays using Fibre Channel to speed data access. DS8880F This high-end array has new flash modules with doubled capacity; 737.3TB compared to previous 368.6TB. Note that …

  1. Helstrom

    Is it bad....

    Is it bad that when I saw a headline with the words "IBM" and "Swinging" I assumed the article was about the "Axe" and was thus disappointed to see the article talking about storage annoucements?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Is it bad....

      Yes it is bad that you are disappointed to see people are not losing their jobs! If you are really excited about people becoming unemployed and unable to support their families, often through no fault of their own then I would suggest that you have let your inner geek destroy your own humanity.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    easy tier

    "Its Easy Tier automated data placement facility uses AI and predictive analytics to place data on an appropriate storage tier based on its access activity profile."

    No it doesn't. It just counts the I/O across a fixed period for every extent. The rest is marketing.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    9100 with compression?

    Yeah - I've seen that configuration deployed. I've seen it seem OK in testing then catastrophically fail four days into production use, with low IOPS (1-2k IOPS) and relatively small data volumes (6TB total), where the underlying storage was corrupted and all LUNs were lost. Haven't seen the port-mortem yet but the rumour was the compression code did something funny. Might be worth pressing your IBM rep if you're thinking of it.

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