Storage Tradeoffs

Our favorite storage pundit Henry Newman writes that storage costs aren’t just about the price of the hardware or software; they’re about operating and maintenance costs — and the cost of lost or corrupt data:

“When I am trying to help customers understand the technology tradeoffs, the first thing I do is to try to understand what their requirements are. Usually I get a glazed look or get told to just solve the problem, and sometimes I’m told that the requirement is for storage that’s as cheap as possible. Very few people actually understand their requirements, and even fewer know how to apply them.” Full Story

Sun Open Storage combines open-source software with industry-standard hardware, enabling you to reduce your reliance on high-priced systems and save up to 90% on storage costs. To learn more, check out this whitepaper: “Guide to Accelerating Performance and Reducing Cost in HPC with Open Storage.”


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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