VMware and EMC cop it from bloggers, IBM
The storage blogosphere has joined the global VMware-bashing session, and parent company EMC cops some anger too – and isn’t shy to dish it out.
When VMware introduced vSphere 5 a few weeks back the storage community looked at it and went “Wow! This is so cool” in posts like this one from myvirtualcloud.net
Then they looked at the price and vented in rather less pleasant ways.
Two other big events for the month were EMC’s announcement of VMAXe and IBM’s reveal (via Storage Buddhist) of XIV generation three. IBM’s Tony Pearson reckons the Elisabeth Stahl’s swipe at Oracle. EMC’s Chuck Hollis couldn’t help himself: his take is that good companies can have bad marketing.
This NetApp post is a real puzzler: we’re not sure if it is a put-down for competitors, or a suggestion that Wikibon is asking the wrong questions and therefore being too nice to EMC. Read it and make up your own mind.
Let’s be nice
At this point in the roundup there’s been so much meanness I thought perhaps the best reaction is to follow the advice in this post from StorageBod, who suggests we put a stop to the whole storage caper.
But then I read on and found some more fun stuff, like and insightful IDEAS post about the future of blade chassis and RayOnStorage’s warning about the performance of some Intel SSDs. Both are worth a read. So are Justin Warren’s posts from SNIA ANZ’s second BlogFest, although this one recounts death-by-PowerPoint at HP.
We also like this video from Nimble Storage, via Storage Mojo, if only because all the innovative mid-tier storage companies have been acquired lately (except Drobo, which Stephen Foskett notes is now called Drobo, not Data Robotics).
StorageIO notes that low-end NAS now often include big-time features, Preston de Guise lists 7 common problems with dedupe and the Backup Blog looks at Avamar. Storage Anarchist spots EMC arrays in movies and TV shows and ESG considers Quantum’s latest efforts, the DXi6700 family.
Lastly, Claus Mikkelsen reveals a charitable side in this very interesting post.