Due to the interest generated by the podcast I posted on Monday night about Data ONTAP 8.1.1, I thought it might be a good idea for me to follow it up with a short blog post outlining what I like and don’t like about ONTAP 8.1.1 and what I think about the current state of play with
NetApp ONTAP. I’ll keep it to ONTAP as I am a technologist at heart….
Last week, Rickatron and I had the privilege of having Dr Garth Gibson, the co-inventor of RAID technology, on the Deep Dive podcast.
To say that Garth is a legend of the technology world is an understatement. Continue reading
Six or seven years ago I took a permanent job with HDS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd (日立).
For the record I was there for about 1 year
As part of the on-boarding process we were shown a PowerPoint presentation with a picture of the CEO of Hitachi Ltd. Alongside the picture was a quote from him, to the effect that within 10 years Hitachi would be the global leader in storage. The presenter stressed that this was no cowboy American spouting hot air, this was a serious business man with the entire war chest of Hitachi Ltd at his disposal…..
After spending goodness knows how long branding SPC benchmarking as the biggest waste of time since Soap Opera’s, EMC have made an about turn and signed up for some SPC benchmarketing goodness.
Prior to joining the SPC, EMC were vocal about such benchmarks being based on artificial workloads that do not accurately match any one customers profile, so what’s the point! I see where they’re coming from, but don’t personally feel such a fact renders such benchmarking entirely useless. Here’s why – Continue reading
This is the first in a short series of posts I’m doing on NFSv4. They’re kind of educational, a bit of an NFS theory tutorial if you will, with a bit of opinion thrown in to the mix.
BTW If you’ve arrived here by searching for NFS and were expecting Need For Speed, pack your bags and be on your way. This site is not about toys or games, it’s an adult-only technology site where we get waist deep in the technologies that make the world turn around. This post is about the real NFS… Network File System.
I’ve engaged in a few NFS related conversations on Twitter recently, and had a couple of requests to do a deep dive on NFSv4. So here we go…..