With the recent delivery of an HP 3PAR 7450 All-Flash storage array, HP is again demonstrating its confidence in Works Computing as a go to Enterprise Storage partner in Minneapolis, MN. We are currently incorporating this technology into our lab environment to allow customers the ability to test both high performance workloads, and the new data compaction enhancements specifically implemented for SSD technology. In case you haven’t heard, HP has figured out a way to utilize the built-in Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) that handles all the back-end disk I/O, to implement an in-line deduplication algorithm for data stored on SSD. This data deduplication technology, coupled with all the existing data compaction/reduction technologies, is expected to reduce stored data set sizes by ratios approaching 10:1 for some data types (heavily virtualized deployments). What is interesting is that even with a 4:1 data compaction ratio, it brings the cost of SSD storage to parity with spinning disk. We plan to start testing customer workloads around the end of December. Contact us to schedule time in our lab.
Cisco Systems is pleased to recognize and congratulate Works Computing, Inc. (USA) for achieving Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence. Customer Satisfaction Excellence is the highest distinction a partner can achieve within the Cisco Channel Partner Program. Works Computing, Inc. (USA) will be recognized for Customer Satisfaction Excellence in the Cisco Partner Locator (www.cisco.com/go/partnerlocator) with a special star indicator representing your achievement. Customers, Cisco personnel and partners will be able to identify you as having achieved outstanding customer satisfaction as part of Cisco’s worldwide assessment process. Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence assessment is based upon the customer satisfaction results captured in the Cisco Partner Access Online tool (www.cisco.com/go/pal). Each measurement period, Cisco will acknowledge Certified Partners that have the highest customer satisfaction distinction within each geographic region. Customer Satisfaction Excellence is a core value we both share and a key driver of our current and future success. Thank you for your commitment to the success of your customers.