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  • milehigh53366 milehigh53366 Sep 21, 2011 1:27 PM Flag

    Technical Question

    Ah, but QTM is not a storage company. They are a backup/archive company.
    Much different.

    As I said, at some time there will be an all flash product. When the price/performance/reliability is what a customer is willing to pay for it will happen. But not this year.
    All the best,

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    • Quantum isn't a "storage company"? I buy products from Quantum specifically for the purpose of "backing up" and "archiving" my data to "disk and tape" storage. Maybe Quantum doesn't manufacture the disk and tape, but that doesn't mean that it's not a storage product company. Identity crisis? That's even worse than not going beyond 1980's price/performance/reliability thinking.

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      • Good points. QTM is a storage product company as you say. They make the tape libraries and DXi disk systems to copy your data from your primary storage to secondary storage is the way to put it I guess. I don't see QTM as a primary storage company like NTAP, IBM, EMC, etc.

        Yes, you could make a DXi out of a pure flash array. But it would be really expensive and their customers don't need that kind of performance yet. And aren't willing to pay for it. No sense building something you can't get customers to buy.

    • talked to someone at Hartford ins. group. They are just starting to digitalize their older data fior pensions/annuities. that huge market has yet to begin.

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