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Storage Networking World Europe – III

Here’s another video from this week’s SNWE in Frankfurt.  This time I’m talking to Barry Whyte about the IBM Storewize v7000; a modular array with SVC tendencies.  It’s good to see another vendor acknowledging that the ability to manage external storage is justified and can offer very real benefits in cost reduction, mobility and performance.  Enough of my ranting, here’s ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Do We Need FAST v1, EMC?

So, here’s my rash statement from Twitter last night: “If FAST isn’t free, I don’t want it!  All it’s doing is automating process I could script/do manually”.  It’s a bold statement, I know, so is FAST really offering something better than what could be achieved today using EMC’s Symmetrix Optimizer? Hot Spots EMC’s Symmetrix architecture (18 years old and counting, ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: What Next For Virtualisation?

Earlier this month, Texas Memory Systems announced they had acquired the intellectual assets of Incipient, a company that produced SAN virtualisation hardware and software.  With Incipient gone, EMC hardly bothering to mention Invista, what is the future of SAN LUN virtualisation?  I talked about Incipient last year, here and here when discussing the costs of performing migrations.  As I said at the time, ... 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 »

Get the Balance Right

It’s not very often I side with one vendor or another however after BarryB’s recent post regarding “Benchmarketing” I feel obliged to comment. Have a read of Barry Whyte’s rebuttal too. We see technology advancements because “concept” devices are used to drive innovation but don’t necessarily translate directly to end-user products. Look at the fashion industry – some of the ... Read More »

Moshe Joins The Blogosphere

Moshe Yanai of EMC, XIV and now IBM fame (I’m sure I don’t need to fill in the details) is now blogging. You can catch up with him here. As previously requested, I’m going to start posting my RSS blog feeds, starting with IBM. Tony Pearson – Inside System Storage Blog – Homepage – RSS – Rating: ***** Barry Whyte ... Read More »