This originally started out as a much longer rant about EMC/VMWare vs. Oracle in general, but WordPress managed to eat the draft, and there’s no way I’m going to rewrite the whole thing, so I’m going to instead write a series of blog posts, each one covering a point in EMC’s recent salvo against Oracle [...]
Archive for the ‘Storage’ Category
Chuck Hollis, one of EMC’s senior execs and frequent blogger, has posted some odds and ends, but the one item that got my dander up was a little blurb on Exadata, Oracle’s storage server appliance. To quote Chuck: “Oracle’s DW behemoth was announced with great fanfare last September. My pointed skepticsm even resulted in a [...]
Chris Evans, the storage architect, just published a post about storage migrations. He talks about how the increasing storage capacity of arrays means that when you have to replace them, the process is ever-so-much more painful. I completely agree, but I think there’s a few points to consider when looking at this process.
Hu Yoshida, the CTO at Hitachi Data Systems, has a blog post up outlining his IT predictions for 2009. Some of them are fairly uncontroversial (midrange storage will continue to get more high-end features, people will spend less money buying new storage, more money on managing it more efficiently, etc.), but there’s one I find [...]