After NetApp, EMC & Nimble Storage Systems, Sr. Engineer Has ‘Jaw Drop’ Moment Over Open Convergence

After NetApp, EMC & Nimble Storage Systems, Sr. Engineer Has ‘Jaw Drop’ Moment Over Open Convergence

Posted by: Craig Nunes

Ken Pi, Senior Engineer, arrived at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department in 2016, where he found a patchwork of six different storage arrays that were nearing the end of their lives and badly needing replacement. However, over the course of his career, Ken had tried all the key network storage vendors including NetApp, EMC and Nimble and grew skeptical due to his experience with their not quite delivering on their promises.

So, when he came upon the new open converged infrastructure technology (Open Convergence) and saw the ease of use with no LUNs to manage, the ability to increase IOPs as hosts are added, great affordability, and zero latency between the server and storage, his jaw dropped.

With Datrium, Ken replaced the Health Department’s six disparate storage arrays with one open converged infrastructure (OCI) system, simplifying every aspect of storage management. Read full case study.

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