Nobody ever seems to talk about IBM storage, its just boring right?
The above comment was arguably true, until IBM acquired the XIV Nextra product just over two years ago. This acquisition seems to have propelled the IBM storage portfolio back in to the mainstream. People are actually talking about an IBM storage product!
In fact its probably fair to say that XIV is one of the most intruiging, most misunderstood and most talked about storage platforms on the market. There's certainly not shortage of claims being made from both sides of the fence – from IBM, and from the competition. As a result its hard to know who to believe.
In order to try and shed some light, I pulled together some of the most respected independent voices I could find, and got us all together on a call to openly discuss the pro’s and con’s of XIV. The result is 50 minutes of XIV technical talk – definitely one for your MP3 player.
People joining me on this edition of the show –
NOTE: Apologies up front for the poor sound quality when Alan speaks – he was a late addition to the show and didnt have a good skype headset. But his experience and contribution is hopefully worth it.
Enjoy the show – thoughts and comments welcome!