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June 22, 2011



Nice write-up. In addition to the example you give above, I think a reason VMAX is a better fit for some organizations is the criticality of the workload and the SLA's involved.

As reliable as the mid-tier arrays are these days, for some it comes down to whether you are able to tolerate that extra "nine" of downtime or performance degradation. Nines are algorithmically expensive, so only your business can determine what one is worth.

doug vibbert

Hey chuck, sorry to be late to the party but I thought the vnx was more scalable than two controllers. The reason I'm seeing where I work looking to the vnx is the simplicity of administration. People are considered the limiting factor. I'm hoping you mention here that the vmax is much more easily managed..

Henry Pan


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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

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