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Microsoft's StorSimple: A first look at the 8000 series

Jonathan Hassell | Sept. 4, 2014
Melding on-premises, cloud storage.

From a purely technical standpoint, the product is very sound.

What I have a hard time with, ultimately, is how the price tags of these devices -- plus the fact they link up to Microsoft Azure only -- make this a proposition of limited utility. I can't help but believe that the drawbacks outweigh the benefits on this one for most businesses.

The bottom line, from this reviewer: Enterprises that have standardized on Microsoft Azure and have a six-figure storage budget may be interested and will find a very capable device that has a great set of features. Everyone else can simply move on, or perhaps wait for a lighter version that is a little easier to swallow budget-wise.


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