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Enterprise Computing: Has EMC Slipped Zero Block Reclaim Into V-Max?

I spent some time today looking at the release notes for Enginuity code 5874.207.166, which presumably is the one that brings the much lauded Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) into general release on V-Max.  Just above the FAST paragraph I found the following: Symmetrix Virtual Provisioning Space Reclamation reduces capacity requirements and total cost of ownership by automatically reclaiming chunks ... Read More »

Obligatory Atmos Post

I feel drawn to post on the details of Atmos and give my opinion whether it is good, bad, innovative or not. However there’s one small problem. Normally I comment on things that I’ve touched – installed/used/configured/broken etc, but Atmos doesn’t fit this model so my comments are based on the marketing information EMC have provided to date. Unfortunately the ... Read More »


“Innovative – featuring new methods or original ideas – creative in thinking” – Oxford English Dictionary of English, 11th edition. There have been some interesting comments over the weekend, specifically from EMC in regard to this post which I wrote on Benchmarketing started by Barry Burke and followed by Barry Whyte. “Mark” from EMC points me to this link regarding ... Read More »

Off The Grid

I’ve been on holiday for the last week (sunning myself and the family in Cyprus). I had no Internet access – not even TV! Although I had no laptop (or Blackberry this time) I did take my iPod Touch, now configured with the mobile version of NewsGator. As I’ve mentioned previously, I have a 100+ RSS feeds (which I’ll publish ... Read More »