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  1. Announced at VeeamON 2019, Orchestrator v2 is now able to automatically test, document and reliably recover entire sites and individual workloads from backups in a completely orchestrated way. Veeam believes that this will significantly lower the total cost of ownership of disaster recovery. Moreover, Veeam has “democratized” disaster recovery, as all types of organizations can achieve comprehensive and compliant disaster recovery for all their applications and data regardless of what type of protection they’ve used. Veeam Launches Availability Orchestrator v2, "with Veeam" Program and Tops $1 Billion
  2. Overall, the 9SX3000 is another solid addition to Eaton’s vast portfolio of UPS solution. Its tower build (opposed to many UPS models which use a rackmount design) allows IT to place it in areas where other UPS devices cannot like at the edge or in remote offices. Because it can fit and stand on its own much easier, its use cases are more geared towards non-datacenter applications; that is, environments where racks are not used. This is certainly a point of sales for their stated target demographics of infrastructure, industrial, medical, IT, networking, storage, and telecom. When it comes down to it, however, it’s really the same UPS as the 9PX series. It’s just molded in a different shape while featuring the same fit and finish we'd normally expect with Eaton models. Eaton 9SX3000 UPS Review
  3. Yeah well Kingston has been around for a while and comparing user experience for an enterprise product doesn't seem to make a lot of sense.
  4. Brian

    Workload Segmentation

    There are probably 100 variables or more for each of these workloads. Way too vague to be able to discuss. Can you provide more context?
  5. What's the system and purpose? Perhaps you'd be better off with a SATADOM or something of that nature. Most of the short drives I can think of give up on PCIe lanes, they don't really need to be x4. Lexar has one for instance. Many others with industrial applications as noted will be similar.
  6. Well sure, the Samsung will be better but what to upgrade to in the future is better left as a discussion when you get there. QLC drives are just not intended to be heavy use drives, despite the NVMe interface. NVMe does not equal fast...they often are fast, even your Intel drive is fast, just not under certain conditions.
  7. Optane is a different media though, Samsung's is their V-NAND. I think the entire industry is waiting to see where Intel gets Optane penetration before deciding where to invest heavily.
  8. There are probably some industrial options that are that small (Innodisk maybe?)...but why?
  9. Overall, the Kingston DC500R SSD is an impressive drive in a class that is at times overlooked. As fun as high-performance NVMe and other technologies are, SATA drives still carry most of the water when it comes to server or storage controller boot duties, where reliability is critical. They also make for affordable in-server storage where capacity and price are key, along with all of the other TCO benefits SSDs offer over HDDs. For its part, the DC500R placed near the top of the charts in a many of our tests, when compared with other worthy drives. All in all, the DC500R is a good option for use cases that use the SATA interface and need a reliable, well-performing drive with good endurance and a range of capacities. Kingston DC500R Enterprise SSD Review
  10. Yes. You may see some gains, but really, if you're totally HDD, I'd not expect much. If you need more performance, toss in a few SSDs for tiering, you'll really enjoy it.
  11. Brian

    A Question About Disk Activity

    Yes, there's always background activity at the OS level or even with some apps that look closed but have remnants still running.
  12. And here it is, you've successfully found the weakness of QLC drives. They're really good at a few things, and they're cost effective, but sustained writes are really tough on them.
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    EMC Unity Dedup ratio

    It's going to depend entirely on your workload. I think what we've come to find is that 3:1 is pretty typical across a wide range of workloads and industries. In the new release for Unity, pasted below, they're claiming 5:1. 5:1 feels a little aggressive but Dell EMC is generally very conservative with these claims, so there's reason to believe.
  14. Brian

    What was the best in 1999?

    Dear lord...I don't think I can remember back that far.
  15. I've asked for clarity on this as obviously Intel provided both sets of info. Thanks for pointing this out.