HDS guarantees VSP will double flash capacity

Vows to send boxen at its expense until it does

HDS promises 100 per cent of your VSP-stored data will be available 100 per cent of the time and is now guaranteeing at least a doubling of flash capacity when using its data reduction technologies.

The company has a guarantee that says if VSP customers can’t store the capacity promised, it will “deliver additional hardware to meet that 2:1 increase, or credit, at our expense, to fulfil that guarantee.”

A two-for-one data reduction ratio doesn't sound much, but it is across all data types and not just backups or cloned VDI images. There's no performance hit either, HDS says, as it uses hardware-accelerated compression.

HDS admits competitors offer data reduction guarantees, but says it's the only vendor to offer 100 per cent data availability.

There is an eligibility requirement; namely, the purchase of any new VSP (VSP F series or all-flash configuration VSP G series) with flash modules (FMD DC2). There are also some restrictions:

  • System must run with SVOS v6.4 or later with FMD DC2 compression enabled
  • Volume must be thin provisioned using open systems format (open-v emulation)
  • Coverage is applicable on alphanumeric application data sets that are not compressed or encrypted
  • Savings are available on the first VSP with up to 40 FMD DC2. Existing customers are encouraged to use the HDS compression estimator tool to assess compression savings.

Check out the full details here (PDF). ®

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