For what it is worth, HP thinks it is on a winner here, because the HP Storage Guy himself, Calvin Zito, made sure this column knew about it by
sending us a tweet.
This, we note, could make some readers feel this column has been compromised by corporate messaging. Fear not, however, a our regular mode is pointing out how dull and PR-ridden posts like this one are, or the fact that the NetApp rebuttal post we mention above contains pathetic bleating about not being able to get TypePad working properly. See … that’s not what the PRs want us to say, is it?
What the PRs want, it transpires, is for storage bloggers to attend HP’s Storage tech Day, described by Storage Mojo as “A re-education camp for bloggers.” StorageNerve went and filed two pieces, so maybe the PR stuff works … or maybe it doesn’t, if we are to take Jay’s Blog from NetApp at face value, as he writes that his customers don’t want to “do more with less” but want to “do the same, or less, for much less cost.”
For what it is worth, we have also found an Adaptec post this week that manages to be interesting while also making sure it gets some key messages out there. Read on, here, to behold modern corporate blogging at a high standard.
EMC vs. HDS
Another brawl this week sees EMC take on HDS over the nuances of Fibre Channel over Ethernet. Normally I’d list the battle in detail, but Chuck Hollis has done it for me in this post, which is kind of useful because I am really busy this week!
HDS’ Hu Yoshida, the source of the battle Hollis describes,
retires from the battlefield
a little bruised, wethinks, after the likes of
About Restore weighed in
Hollis is in the centre of a third battle this week, too, and again we have a nifty summary of it to show you. (Which is good, because this battle happened on Twitter and finding all the URLs involved is hard!) NetApp turns its rebuttal into
this very, very long post
, which also includes the Tweets that started it all.