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HP’s Mr 3PAR, David Scott, is retiring

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Re: Leave before it all crashes down

Google latency, IOPS, data consistency and throughput and then take another look at your commodity hardware solution. there are very good reasons why some of us use dedicated hardware for storage. I've thoroughly evaluated distributed solutions, including dedicated ones such as left hand, ones running on "commodity" (yet strangely proprietary) hardware such as Nutanix, software defined such as Atlantis and many others, and they all suffer from the same design flaws which make them acceptable for VDI workloads where the data isn't valuable but not for real workloads such as databases where the data is valuable. To make them work for real workloads you need to buy at least as much hardware as a dedicated SAN, usually twice as much to protect data properly since they are effectively single controller until you add a second box. I'm not saying they don't have their place, but that place is certainly not replacing real SAN any time soon for anyone who knows what they are doing.

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