[rescue] forgive me father, for I have sinned
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Mar 3 09:14:08 CST 2004
On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 02:46:15PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
> The NS6000 at SkyCache was supported. By me. Worked great. It had
> a few problems here and there, and I fixed them.
> Despite the very well-trained nature of techs in our industry when it
> comes to buying overpriced, unnecessary "support" contracts, there's
> really nothing magical about vendor support...except for the fact that
> they care about the data on my machines a lot less than I do.
There might also be something to be said for availability of spares.
And, in theory they should be able to diagnose problems faster. That
seems to often end up being a false assumption though.
> Not even close. Don't underestimate the power of hardware-assisted
> RAID, dedicated processors for RAID parity, dedicated processors for
> UDP checksums and XDR encoding, hardware-assisted. PC toyz won't be
> able to touch that, unless you spend almost as much as you paid for
> those Auspex boxes.
> It's really a matter of how serious you are about performance and
How many interfaces did they typically have, and of what speeds? HIPPI?
More information about the rescue