Re: Office 300 + rand () % 100
I suspect the joke is that Office 365 assumes 365 days of operation and so far, we've lost a couple of days.
6 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009
I'm sort of glad this review appeared because I do like the innovation behind all of this but don't like it because it's yet another solution to evaluate. The hot swap with larger drives is a stunningly customer-focussed feature and 3TB SAS enterprise quality drives are cost-effective compared to 600GBG SAS 15k. The reclamation of deleted blocks in thin provisioning is another neat feature. I put Drobo in the same box as Unitrends in looking at a well established market and really shaking it up. I'm interested whether they do hardware RAID at all or whether it's all done by the software. For me, the key question is not so much lack of HA (we've got a sister site with failover there) but whether that very clever SSD/SAS tier overcomes the loss of IOPS because it's not RAID-10 (therefore parity is being calculated somewhere) and 7.2k drives compared to 15k.
As a small business with a reasonably typical three back office server (AD, Exchange/SQL, file server), XenServer is very attractive. Ohh, and the fact we're running XenApp giving six virtual XenApp systems on three servers. Currently running ESX Server on the the back office but migrating to XenServer as fast as we can. The XenCentre console just feels more professional than VMware's offering (trite reason for choosing) but being free is a huge plus. VMware want £4k in software maintenance for another year. No thanks...
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