Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Marcel the Constitutional Sales Engineer

Recently a storage vendor boasted that they could provide "1.08PB of raw capacity." Is it really 1PB?! I know most (if not all) of us understand what’s going on; this post is mainly to reinforce the “reality delta” that exists between what a disk vendor sells and what the computer actually uses. I wrote it mainly because this vendor’s claim struck me as so brazen.