Ooooh! Richard Gere. He’s so smooth and sophisticated, just like the Symmetrix VMAX he co-stars with in a movie called The Double, which we learned of thanks to Storage Anarchist.
With friends like Gere, EMC probably doesn’t have to worry about posts like this one from NetApp’s ValB which brings out the usual “their hyper-blah whatsis aren’t as elegant as our solid state jargonising operands” approach to try and make EMC’s tiering kit look lame.
Nor will HDS’ “EMC likes big boxes and it cannot lie” approach hurt in a post-Gere glow, although HDS may need to worry about its exclusion from VMware’s BFF list as recorded by the ever-alert Steve Foskett.
NetApp manages to make itself look lame in one of its community RSS feeds, which seem to have been thoroughly haxxored if the screen shots we gathered while reading up for this article are any guide.
We're not sure if this one is real or not:
That’s all on the sniping front, and we attribute the low snipe count to summer holidays and thought-provoking events like VMworld. The latter spawned a blizzard of posts from the likes of Scott Lowe, HDS, Rodos, Boche, Drunken Data and Storage Mojo.
Another theme is compute in the array. HDS comes up with a bit of a fuddy-duddy definition and EMC’s Storagezilla hints at some hot stuff: servers running on arrays. ‘Zilla also covers a virtual VMAX and EMC’s new venture fund.
Lastly, Seagate talks about secure erasure of SSDs.