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You can’t trust what you read on the Internet – Unless it’s EMC

Seems like Chris Mellor has struck a raw nerve with EMC and in particular Chad Sakac over this article he wrote for The Register.  Unfortunately Chad’s response makes him appear more like a spoilt child than a marketing professional who’s prepared to take the rough with the smooth in IT marketing.  Of course this isn’t the first time Chad’s been ... Read More »

Why SMI-S Doesn’t Work

In a recent post (this one on SRM), Wayne M Adams from SNIA took the time to comment as to why he believed SMI-S is alive and well. Rather than simply reply on that comment thread, I thought I would take the time to put together a summary of why SMI-S (in my opinion) hasn't worked and will never work in the current incarnation. Read More »

Will EMC Leave Non-Vblock Customers Out In The Cold?

Last Friday I was a guest on the latest Infosmack podcast, with special guest Chad Sakac.  One of the topics was Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0 (initially in beta).  You can read more details in the press release, however in a nutshell, UIM is all about providing unified orchestration for deployment of virtualisation in a Vblock architecture. I asked Chad ... Read More »

Opinion: Netapp & vSphere 4.1 – Where’s the Beef?

Yesterday’s announcements on vSphere 4.1 was amazing in a number of respects.  Firstly the blogging community were falling over themselves to make announcements on the new release.  I expect there was a well organised PR & marketing push behind the scenes to get so many people talking about the technology from midnight onwards.  Secondly, there was a slew of announcements ... Read More »

Atmos Online Goes Offline

Chris Mellor at The Register picked up on the announcement from EMC on June 29th that the Atmos Online service is being withdrawn from production service and will return to a development platform.  In the future, Atmos Online will only be available from partners, however the other flavours of Atmos (virtual appliance and hardware) will still be available. There are ... Read More »