I've worked at quite a few small shops (Hey - I'm in New Zealand,
most of our customers are small comparatively speaking - even the big
ones :)) and they often have a remote support/remote access
requirement, even if it is never realised. The HMC is great solution
where you want access to your machine without having to go on site
run the system save, the rclstg, PTF install, etc etc.
I'd be really surprised if every one of your customers ran nine to
five and powered their system down all weekend. It's been along time
since I've seen a warehouse that didn't open late and shut early.
If your customers have weekend operators or out of hours operations
then they might benefit. All I'm saying is try it - don't dismiss it
out of hand because it is not twinax. I'm not trying to convince you
it's the only/right solution, but it is a viable solution (and I
wouldn't have said that about earlier efforts).
Take a good look at what it does and can do - you might be surprised.
At 04:02 p.m. 14/11/2006, you wrote:
Small shop with no remote support, no partitions and only one system: you've
perfectly described the SMB market space, Evan, which comprises probably 80%
of my customers.