Just when you thought that perhaps arch-enemies EMC and NetApp would slump, exhausted, to the canvas, they're at it again this week.
And this week, the fighting is vicious, given this post from NetApp which says:
Yes, I know that EMC have a product called called Celerra Data Deduplication, and that it deduplicates data. But it should really be called Celerra Data Compression And A Bit Of Deduplication, because compression is where the savings come from.
The brawling has moved the Ruptured Monkey blog to assign wrestler-stye names for some of the loudest bloggers, as you can read here.
If you are tired of the feuding and fighting and want some actual information about EMC, check out this post about RecoverPoint objectives from virtualtacit.
Another post comes from a blogger we have wanted to feature for a while: the Lone Sysadmin. We imagine this blogger high in the saddle, rounding up lost servers out on the prairie. Or maybe not: this post sees him explore the murky world of file deletion.
If you feel that HP is the new IBM – colossal, competent, charmless – its storage blogs won't change your mind. Check out this mild effort on storage virtualisation.
We wanted to finish this week with some HDS blogs, but something is badly borked with its site: posts that appear in our RSS reader die once we hit Hitachi's site. Sigh .... we need to point to a press release instead to tell you about the executive reshuffle there and straight to the IDC document about replicated storage being a bigger problem than new unstructured data that is the subject of a Hu Yoshida post. Actually, we may not need to bother with that one: the analysts told us about this one a couple of years back.