My latest meeting with the boys on the strategy committee caused me to reappraise a few things. Our biggest threat is HP, but we got a real problem growing this company. We need to think bigger.
I got something to say to Mark Hurd over at HP about Dave Donatelli and all that.
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vSphere Land just announced the results for their Top 25 Virtualization Bloggers vote. We’re impressed by the voting turnout, and can’t argue with the results: Every one is a great VMware resource! We’re especially pleased that Gestalt IT is so well-represented, with three of our authors making the list!
A number of switch vendors have announced the 10Gb Ethernet is the THING for 2010. Really?
So this year will mark the history of the Symmetrix products, 20 years since its inception and the Symmetrix has come long ways. Initially released in 1990, todayâ€™s Symmetrix does not come any close to what the product was 20 years ago. The underlying code (Enginuity) is what drives and gives the Symmetrix its personality. Symmetrix was a compute / storage beast 20 years ago and so it is today.
FAST (FULLY AUTOMATED STORAGE TIERING). FAST made a debut in the storage market yesterday (12/08/09). Finally after the market buzz we got a preview of the product in terms of its features, functionality, characteristics, possible shortcomings and use cases. This blog post focuses on the features, the drawbacks and some applications around FAST. By no means is this a comprehensive or an exhaustive list of the above.
Truly this was one of the most awaited products of 2009 from EMC after the initial announcement by EMC back in April 2009 along with the release of Symmetrix V-Max. Along with FAST, EMC has also introduced some new enhancements to the EMC Symmetrix V-Max, Clariion CX4 and Celerra NS platforms. Currently FAST will be available on the above 3 platforms at debut and will provide automated storage tiering â€œin-the-boxâ€ for Symmetrix V-Max, â€œin-the-boxâ€ for Clariion CX4 and â€œout-of-boxâ€ for Celerra NS platforms.
Our first Tech Field Day event has come and gone, so our attention now turns to the future.
There is some misconception by many in the storage industry that FCoE is some type of replacement for Infiniband. My view is that FCoE is cheaper, dumber but MARKETABLE alternative.