Monday, June 27, 2011

NetApp Insights: Pros and Cons (EMC vs NetApp)

Us engineers really only care about the way things are. We're not emotional about technology, and we don't get too attached to this tool or that tool without good reason. Unfortunately, sales guys mess everything up for everyone.

I'm talking of course about the amazing talent that sales and marketing have for muddying up the water and making it very difficult to compare two technologies. 

Let's say you're an engineer, and you need some storage. Maybe for Vmware, maybe for a database, whatever. Storage costs crazy money, but you don't want to get in the middle of a Sharks vs Jets turf war. You just want to get the best technology and move on with life.

I ran across a guy doing just that recently, and he used some crowd sourcing to let them battle it out in a NetApp FAS3240 vs. EMC VNX5500 debate. Reading it definitely helped me understand the craziness a little better, so enjoy!

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