Last year Reduxio replaced an older Equallogic system at Georgia Building Authority (GBA) in Atlanta, GA. The customer’s Virtual Machines boot times was dramatically slow on their existing storage system. They have about 300 VDI machines used for by the State of Georgia representatives. The SysAdmin responsible for running their IT had to show up every week on ‘Patch Tuesdays’ around 4 AM to reboot the VDI at it would take between 3 to 5 hours for the whole thing to complete.
I’ve been at Reduxio for almost 6 months now, and I’m having to question some of what I learned. Truth is, I’ve drank my fair share of kool-aid over the years. Some of the lessons that I learned still ring true, but some I’ve had to unlearn. One of them, drilled into me by my previous employers, was that AFAs are always needed and are always cost-effective.
But are they really?
In December 2015 I received a call from Robert Terlizzi, “Hey Fred! You have to take a look at what we are doing at Reduxio and come join us!” I was not interested in changing jobs. But I decided to do a little research… There are over 75+ companies that will sell you enterprise level storage. I had to ask myself, “Does the market really need YASA? (yet-another-storage-array)!?”