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A Taste Of HAM (Apologies To The Doctor)

Dim the lights, chill the ham...

Dim the lights, chill the ham...

HDS: Hello, I am HDS man/Would you like some HDS HAM?

Bloggers: I’d like to know ’bout HDS HAM/What is it, oh HDS man?

HDS: HAM moves bits from here to there/Available anywhere!

Bloggers: My data has replication/Your brain must be on vacation!

HDS: HAM automates operation/Don’t you want that long vacation?

Bloggers: This sounds like what we had before/Amuse me now before I snore!

HDS: HAM reduces TCO/You will be the staff hero!

Bloggers: TCO is just shell games/Show me! Prove it! Name some names!

HDS: Thompson Reuters tried it first/Just go talk to Chris Crowhurst

Bloggers: I’m too lazy for that call/Tell me more! Is that all?

HDS: HAM is good for enterprises/HAM is for large data sizes!

Bloggers: Some don’t have those data sizes/Some are not large enterprises!

HDS: HAM requires two USPs/That a single server sees

Bloggers: My server does not see that far/My bandwidth costs less than a car!

HDS: HAM requires MPIO/So the host knows where to go

Bloggers: Good thing Redmond made that free/Not priced it like EMC!

EMC: They’re just following our tracks/You’ll get the same stuff from V-Max!

Bloggers: Quiet, boys from Hopkinton/V-Max is still under-done!

HDS: Why not look some more at HAM/You may like it blogger-man

Bloggers: You know, this HAM is not half bad/Price it, ship it, we’ll be glad!

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at TechFieldDay.com, blog.FoskettS.net, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.


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