Musings on IT, data management, whitewater rafting, and backpacking

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Electric car "range anxiety" workaround

One solution to electric car range anxiety:  When you buy an electric car, you get a life-of-the-car discount on renting a regular car, including parking and charging privileges

If I need to take a long trip, I drive the electric car to the rental car company, move my stuff, plug-in my electric car, and drive away in the regular car. Reverse the steps on return.

Enterprise might be a good choice, since they have many locations.

Simple, and not too much hassle.

Nissan?  Are you listening?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Two missing storage performance metrics

I would really like to see storage system vendors or reviewers release consistent performance metrics for:
  • Worst case RAID rebuild times
  • Worst case storage fill times
Then I can choose my Maximum Storage Pain Threshold.