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Almost 6 years ago
I agree Martin. Really need to know the site configuration to give you the best advice, each solution has its pros and cons. Personally I would avoid shadow protect its not a backup product it's an image solution, Veeam and app assure are proper backup. Solutions…
Almost 6 years ago
Either will after the maintenance period expires. They both offer 3,4 or 5 years upfront for maintenance and support. After that they will sting you big time for renewals. If you have a lifecycle of say 4 years then get it upfront as there won't be any new charges due…
Almost 6 years ago
Oh god I wondered when pure would raise its hand here. Seems to happen on every all flash post like they are desperate to sell systems. I wouldn't touch pure they are struggling with sales against HP and EMC with xtremeIO systems. At a guess I would say they will get…
Almost 6 years ago
With either solution you will need some form of data protection solution. No storage vendor offers backup. It's just snapshots. For proper backup you can get HP data protector which will integrate with the 3par or netapp badges commvault for the netapp array. Never…
Over 6 years ago
Answered a question: Pure Storage or NetApp for VDI?
In HyperConverged look Maxta or DataStor. Both are proven and best of breed technologies. Atlantis is ok but uses a lt more resource due to multiple controller vms being needed, one per volume per esxi host.
Over 6 years ago
Answered a question: Pure Storage or NetApp for VDI?
Oh god not HP. 3PAR capacity is worse than netapp. Ho always sells based on raw storage not usable. To get usable you need to calculate around 45% of the raw can be used. Expensive and really not a good choice. EMC is number 1 and Gartner confirms this. I don't know…
Over 6 years ago
Answered a question: Pure Storage or NetApp for VDI?
Netapp efficiencies have all these terms and conditions you can find it on their website. Stay away from netapp I've worked with it for years and it's expensive and storage is still a problem and inline compression is crap lucky to get a 2x reduction and then have to wait…
Over 6 years ago
Answered a question: Pure Storage or NetApp for VDI?
Personally I have worked with and sold Nutanix and wouldn't recommend it. It's expensive and doesn't have full dedupe functionality meaning more storage needed for each vdi deployed. Maxta is a better hyperconverged solution. More cost effective and runs on any vendors…
Over 6 years ago
Answered a question: Pure Storage or NetApp for VDI?
I would not buy either solution. pure Storage has limitations they don't tell you about and netapp is average as its all WAFL and you lose a lot of usable space. If you want guaranteed performace and future proofing get EMC xtremeIO. More cost effective than the others and…

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Highly skilled IT Solutions Architect and PreSales Consultant specialising in cloud solutions from Hitachi Cloud Connect, Microsoft azure, office365, Intune, Amazon Web Services, VMware and CoLocation shared and dedicated infrastructures. Multi vendor HyperConverged Infrastructure, storage, servers, virtualisation, data protection, cloud solutions, BYOD, VDI and DR solutions, Microsoft Server (AD, Exchange, Hyper-V, System Centre) for customers from 10-3000+ seats.

I work with customers to ensure that they get the right solution to meet their needs first time every time and ensure that what is purchased does exactly what is stated. I then implement the solution to ensure it is delivered and fully functional and provide all the services pre and post sales.

My personal goal is to become the trusted adviser to my customers through respect, simple explanations and providing cost effect solutions to meet budgets and requirements.

I have engaged with and worked across multiple industries to assist with IT Infrastructure upgrades, identifying pain points and recommending the best technologies to help address issues and improve IT environments.