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Some manufacturers recently have made an impact with a “five nines” uptime guarantee, so I thought I’d provide some perspective. Most recently, I’ve come in contact with Hitachi’s guarantee. I quickly checked with a few other manufacturers (e.g. Dell EqualLogic) to see if they offer that guarantee for their storage arrays, and many do…but realistically, no one can guarantee uptime because “uptime” really needs to be measured from the host or application perspective. Read below for additional factors that impact storage uptime.
By Rob O'Shaughnessy, Software Licensing Specialist I attended Adobe’s MAX conference in rainy, LA, California last week and I felt bad, as a local, that a lot of travelers had to witness our once a quarter rainfall, however with all the forest fires ranging around SoCal it was an unexpected relief. Adobe put some fires out on their own by providing some great insight as to what they are doing to the software community.
By Nick Phelps, Consulting Architect, LogicsOne
By Randy Weis, Consulting Architect, LogicsOne The EMC World Conference held last week in Las Vegas demonstrated how EMC has a strong leadership position in the Virtualization, Storage and Software Defined Datacenter markets.
By Nate Schnable, Sr. Solutions Architect Having been in this field for 17 years it still amazes me that people always tend to forget about the network. Everything a user accesses on their device that isn't installed or stored locally, depends on the network more than any other element of the environment. It's responsible for the quick and reliable transport of data. That means the user experience while working with remote files and applications, almost completely depends on the network.