Chuck Hollis of EMC started a fierce debate with a blog post on how to measure effective storage capacity. Competitors from NetApp and HP responded in often sarcastic detail in the comment thread, Hollis shot back, and the volleying continued for quite a while.
I’m not a storage maven, and I don’t understand all the details of that stuff. If you’re like me in that regard, you may find the post worth skimming just to see what some of the choices, trade-offs, and complications are in designing and measuring storage systems. Stephen Foskett’s related post is also worth a look in that regard.
My recent foray into measuring disk storage pales by comparison.