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Comment Re:Isn't there a diminishing return? (Score 1) 93

Your servers may not be able to drive a flash array to 100,000 (or 1,000,000) IOPs, but the array itself can use a good bit of this; most of these all-flash arrays have inline global block deduplication and compression. In a scenario where you have a multi-TB database and Prod/QA/Dev/Test environments, you need a copy of the DB for each environment. With an all-flash array, you need 1 copy of the DB and then leverage snapshots w/no apparent performance hit (all those extra IOPs at work).

Real example: Where I work, we have an environment similar to that described above. On a traditional array, I needed to use ~150 15k FC spindles to meet the space (~50TB) and performance requirements. We're just now replacing that w/an all-flash array which takes all of 6U rack space and has 15TB usable space; we're seeing ~6:1 dedupe/compression across the environments...

Comment Re:You can't steal information (Score 1) 275

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Comment Re:90% is still a good rule (Score 1) 170

These guys have got better things to do than squeeze a few extra months out of an array that's on a 3 or 4 year lease or support contract.

If you're doing your sizing projections correctly (very tricky, I'll give you that), space is not an issue, but time is. If you lease, then you need a replacement installed before the lease is up; the leasing company wants their hardware back. There is no stretching it out. If you purchase, you are bound by the length of your support contract, as nobody sane is going to run an enterprise array without a current support contract.

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