NetApp Kills Hetero Replication

The company says there's no market for heterogeneous replication solutions

Howard Marks

December 16, 2008

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11:30 AM -- One of the annoying ways that storage vendors lock you into their products is homogeneous replication. If you have a Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) AMS array in your primary data center and want to replicate the data to a DR site, HDS would be glad to sell you another AMS for your DR site and a license for software that will replicate the data between them. If you decide youd rather have a Xiotech Corp. Emprise, EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) Clariion, or some other array at the DR site, you'll have to find a replication solution elsewhere.

Last week, NetApp Inc.

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Howard Marks

Network Computing Blogger

Howard Marks</strong>&nbsp;is founder and chief scientist at Deepstorage LLC, a storage consultancy and independent test lab based in Santa Fe, N.M. and concentrating on storage and data center networking. In more than 25 years of consulting, Marks has designed and implemented storage systems, networks, management systems and Internet strategies at organizations including American Express, J.P. Morgan, Borden Foods, U.S. Tobacco, BBDO Worldwide, Foxwoods Resort Casino and the State University of New York at Purchase. The testing at DeepStorage Labs is informed by that real world experience.</p><p>He has been a frequent contributor to <em>Network Computing</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>InformationWeek</em>&nbsp;since 1999 and a speaker at industry conferences including Comnet, PC Expo, Interop and Microsoft's TechEd since 1990. He is the author of&nbsp;<em>Networking Windows</em>&nbsp;and co-author of&nbsp;<em>Windows NT Unleashed</em>&nbsp;(Sams).</p><p>He is co-host, with Ray Lucchesi of the monthly Greybeards on Storage podcast where the voices of experience discuss the latest issues in the storage world with industry leaders.&nbsp; You can find the podcast at:

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