Sorry, I'm from the states and find it hillarious this has devolved into a gun debate. Instead it should be about the unlocking of a mobile device. In the states, you protected from self incrimmination. Plead the 5th and you should not have to do anything. Also, is there an app that wipes your phone with an alternate passcode? If not, there should be for the UK. 1234 and you access it just fine, 9876 and the phone wipes the data in the background.
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Re: Normal EMC pricing?
They are using 3D nand for the flash. So the cost is going to be much less than the flash on the vnx2 which used SLC and eMLC for specific use cases.
Also, I am at EMC world, and that price point has a caveat of *estimated street price* Meaning, they are likely using the absolute lowest price configuration, tacked onto a bigger deal.
All in all, I think it will function well for a small to midsize use case. And it will compete with the low end market well.
Re: it's bullshit like this
There are others, but this concept is not a new one. The AFA market is still solidifying (pun intended) itself and the leaders in the quadrant are actually strong leaders in the industry thus far. I personally also like Solid Fire although my company doesn't sell it yet. IBM needs dedupe to compete with Pure and xTremIO. And we have already heard about the Cisco Invicta issues...
But if you're looking for an AFA, look to Pure, EMC, or IBM. Regardless of ranking, these are the clear leaders.
V840 is good, but could do a little more
First off, I like the V840 option. For workloads that are I/O intensive and compress well, the V840 can make a great fit to turbo charge your customer environment. Now, as XtremeIO will get compression along with Dedupe soon and PureStorage already meeting these requirements, I think the V840 will need to add deduplication to the software set to remain a viable option. But the ability to also manage external disk is a huge benefit. This makes the option available to use this as both a dedicated AFA as well as portion it off to double as a automated tiered architecture with spinning disk.
Re: The dinosaurs live
From a sysadmin standpoint, there are solutions out there that will encrypt the data even from the root or admin user and only allow access to the individuals that need the data. This encryption would apply throughout the lifecycle of the data from creation to archive. The sad part is almost no company implements this type of solution until it is too late.
Re: Question for El Reg
Well, these are Market Share slides. They are more for investors. However capacity shipped can be a good metric, but that can also be skewed. IBM used to show storage capacity sold and included tape capacity. HP did similar things, but included PC drives in that count. As a customer, I would look to number of clients in the past 18-36 months in your industry/use case. A single EMC isilon deal of 500TB could outweigh five 100TB deals for smaller customers if you only went on capacity shipped. Also, various vendors use different data protection schemes (mirrored/software raid/hardware raid) or even employ data reduction technologies that would also skew those numbers greatly.