Page 2 of 2
MPAK Technology, a San Diego-based solution provider and Huawei Symantec partner, just finished a project to install a Huawei N8300 array with two controllers and 29 JBOD (just a bunch of disk, or non-RAID) expansion units for a total of 1.3 PBs of capacity.
Mike Kornblum, president and chief storage architect of MPAK, said he closed the deal in the face of competition from EMC, NetApp, BlueArc, and several other vendors.
Wally Edmondson, data center manager for the Center, said over the phone during the partner conference that his organization does a lot of computational fluid testing. "We needed 4 GBs per second throughput, and as much as we could buy of it," Edmondson said.
The system was installed a month and a half ago, and is doing what was promised, Edmondson said. Just last week, the system was performing at 5 GBs per second, and Edmondson said he expects it to reach up to 6 GBs per second once the installation is complete.