Witches don't have wands.
Movies which are built from made up scripts based on little insight are easy to spot because generally they aren't very compelling.
Thank you for succinctly explaining episodes I, II, and III.
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The link you provide details 2 1100W PSUs. That's in 2U. The summary quotes just under 2000W for one 10U server. Just looking at that, you're running at 1/5th the power consumption.
Let's get a conversation started. What cool projects do I need to know about? What cool management features would you like to see? What's next for firewall management?"
... deduped them to 18% of their original size
He's claiming 82% dedup savings with this. That's roughly five times greater than what you credit.
Even with the price overhead, I'd still consider a solution like this because I can replicate all my data on one storage appliance more easily than implementing replication across X commodity servers. Yes, I like to spend money to make my life easier.
Reading the Wired article, the right thing was done. Big company was sitting on their hands, and now that publicity has been made, they're starting to move.
Wired did the right thing. But this summary, it's fear-mongering and bad journalism.