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Comment Re:Oh great (Score 1) 93

Neither of them have the IOPS needed for any kind modern applications. And if you don't have IOPS, you might as well go for a less expensive system that can create the same level of IOPS, with better redundancy using off the shelf drives, that have the same performance capabilities (See BackBlaze for statistics) as the "Enterprise" drives used by Dell, for half the cost.

THE ONLY reason you buy either is for "Enterprise" support. While that may be worth it to you, I personally would rather have more capacity, better redundancy and lower actual costs. And knowing what is in the pipe in the way of drives, my horizon for buying Long Term Storage is about 2-3 years, when we start seeing SSD drives in the 16 TB size with 100K IOPS per drive start showing up, completely displacing spinning drives altogether.

The problem is, most people don't have a proper horizon view of their needs and over spend now, so they don't have to spend later, only to outstrip their own predictions and need replacement storage much sooner than expected. "If you build it, they will come".

Comment Re:Oh great (Score 1) 93

Compellent and Equalogic are to of the great examples of Dell buying a competent lineup, and ruining it forever. They are forever a day late, dollar short. There is, however, a class of bosses who value "Enterprise" labels on things, because it removes them from poor decisions. Dell is the new IBM that nobody got fired for buying. And eventually, they will end up like IBM as Just Another IT Services Company. I'll let you decide if that is worth anything in the long run.

Comment Re:Oh great (Score 1) 93

Their "enterprise" level support is excellent and the products generally perform as advertised

No. They buy good products, and turn them into bad products with "Enterprise" support, which is enough to keep pointy head bosses happy. You'd be surprise how much leverage "Enterprise" matters to people.

Comment Re:Dashboards (Score 1) 413

I haven't heard of anyone asking for this.


And no Google doesn't get to decide if they'll be the one to recommend the shop mechanic to fix it. Its not their decision.

Google can recommend. Google can suggest. Google can do lots of things to influence things. Being short sighted is why many geeks fail to see how Google "the search engine" is way bigger than search now (Now called Alphabet).

Most of the data collection does not provide a net benefit for them.

That you know of. I suspect that a lot of data collection on you has benefited you in some way, but in ways you can't even see. MetaData can be a very powerful tool.

Comment Re:Dashboards (Score 1) 413

Eventually, Apple will be gathering all that data too. Because people will demand it. Google on the otherhand is just asking for the data now, so they can provide a more complete diagnostic and failure predictive warnings.

"We have noticed that A, B and Z are happening in your (Y) (BRAND) (MAKE) Vehicle. We recommend (Car Shop Advertiser) take a look and repair the (Part) that is about to fail."

If you can't measure A, B and Z (and everything else) then you can't do predictive failure warnings.

"From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere." -- Dr. Seuss