Last week, NetApp decided to take on EMC in a testy blog post canning the Centera. This week, we’ve spotted an EMC blog accusing everyone else in the industry of getting it horribly wrong on virtualisation.
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The author of the post is Chuck Hollis, VP Global Marketing CTO at EMC and he writes:
“There are several array controllers sold as storage virtualization devices these days -- HDS, IBM and NetApp spring to mind.
The original value proposition had a small bit of merit -- take your old, stranded storage, add the virtualization thingie, and hopefully breath a bit of new life into your existing, tired storage.”
We’ve met Chuck before – he headlined EMC Inform in Sydney last year when he was similarly colourful but sadly failed to use any monster analogies.
But Nigel at the delightfully named Ruptured Monkey has a robust response and Chuck’s own post has a long tail of abuse from rival vendors. NetApp, which “Sectors” is rapidly growing to rely on as a source of strongly-expressed posts, fired back through the Extensible NetApp blog. IBM had a waft, too.
What a feeling!
Over at The Storage Anarchist, meanwhile, you’ll find a fab roundup of who’s where with Flash. The fact that he’s dragged the movie “Flashdance” into it lessens its appeal a tad, for those among you trying to forget the 1980s.
Storagebod had a tasty post this week, wondering just how he can do more with less. One of his ideas to help you get there is to delete a whole bunch of stuff that may not really need to be stored. Does he have a lawyer?
Lastly, a cheap shot. Enterprise Strategy Group blogger Steve Duplessie dropped into an IBM conference in Vegas the other day expecting to hear keynote speaker and human/fish Michael Phelps. Who didn’t show, for various reasons …