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Question of the week:
What type of performance gain did Suncorp see using Flash Cache?
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Yeah... this is a good idea... cut-n-paste answers...
How about you get everyone to do a PCS analysis on their machines that don't yet have PAM cards to see if they could also see some benefits...
Or actually just get the SunCorp guys to give a little less "marketing monkey" information and give some live numbers on how much faster their VMWare machines boot (they were like 95% virtualized)...
Give my $100 to the poor SunCorp guy that actually digs up the better stats...
Okay Okay -- true, copy paste was the easy answer. We've got a different one up for this week. http://communities.netapp.com/message/51774#51774
Do you have any input on this one? Or have you given up? Trying to make things less about marketing and raise the awareness of real successes.
thanks for your candor;)
those detailed numbers you speak of do in fact, exist. I remember some specific Flashcache "before and after" statistics and Performance Advisor graphs that were circulated by the Suncorp storage team showing how much the Oracle and Claimscentre application had benefited. I suspect that the Suncorp guys simply choose not to share this level of detail publicly. We (NetApp), would love them to, but must respect their choice to remain private with much of their data.
How do I know? I was the SE lead on the Suncorp account for the first few years and remain very close to the team that continue to work with them.
Sun is possibly going for flex cache, becuase of