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Stefano, I am listening to everyone but as an analyst I have to build my opinion based on available and filtered information. I can quote a much respected analyst which wrote (un-solicited) in LinkedIn: Andy Butler Vice President and Distinguished Analyst , Gartner Inc. “Josh Krischer demonstrates a knowledge of the server and storage markets that is nothing less than encyclopedic. He is blunt, honest, uncompromising and often irascible - but very rarely wrong!” February 27, 2006 Will advise you to read my profile and some other testimonies in LinkedIn.
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Just for the records: OttoroLuk is Stefano Panigada Advisory Technical Consultant at EMC in, Milan Area, Italy
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Brave OttoroluK, who are you? How dare you to write this without identifying yourself. What a "bravery" and deep insights. I will be happy to challenge you on everything. Barry, you may shame yourself to publish this comment. We were never friends but I always had some appreciation for you. It’s gone.
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It is amazing that that every time that I point to inaccuracies in their blogs, EMC bloggers instead of delivering sound answers are attacking my credibility. It seems that EMC culture is not mature to keep discussions on technical facts without going personal. Barry, 1. The patent which you mentioned is for the Bus structured Symmetrix not for DMX. 2. The meeting with M. Yanai was an official meeting on EMC roadmap organized by Steve Bardige, the head of EMC Analyst relations who also took part in the meeting. 3. You answer is marketing stuff without any “beef” Ken, 1. What you both say is EMC developed the DMX without the knowledge of the head of engineering or you EMC developed the DMX in less than one year time. Who, with some technical understanding do you think will believe that? 2. In 2002 I pointed that the Symmetrix is aged design and its bandwidth is too small to support large capacity. EMC reaction was sending lawyer letter to Gartner management. Let me to quote from Storage Anarchist blog: July 03, 2008, 1.015: stranger danger: “From the outset, Symmetrix DMX has contradicted many of the design tenets that Moshe seems to embrace even still today. Some will even say that the Symm 5 (the 8000 series) embodiment of those design tenets was no longer competitive in 2001 or 2002, and that Symmetrix fell behind the competition and nearly cost EMC it's market-leading position”. Same conclusion but 6 years later. 3. EMC complained xx times to Gartner about my writing but was not even once to prove that it was wrong. I invite you to read my Research Notes looking for wrong information. The only two times which I was wrong was because I was deliberately misled by EMC; GDPS support by IT Austria and SRDF/A performance. 4. Never in my life have I refused to speak with any reference customer! I cannot recall any call that we had in the past. Please refresh my memory. 5. I am not biased against EMC; in fact one of my customers is deploying VMware in his main and DR data centers following my recommendation. I can give the name if you want, large storage RFP in Israel, etc. 6. Using the same logic it is unethical for any vendor employed bloggers to write about his competition, and in particular inaccuracies and FUD. 7. “I see you taking a consistent pattern of stating strong positions (always against EMC) and refusing to hear or explore contradictory facts.” Sorry, are you blind? 10 days ago, during a lunch on IBM event, some analyst from Gartner, and Forrester discussed this blog. The general opinion was that it is waste of time to read it. Think about this. I will take their advise and stop to waste my time, you are not worth it.
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Barry, 1) Moshe Yanai briefed me on Symmetrix road map and matrix based DMX was not there. It is hard to believe that EMC needed less than two years to develop a complete new subsystem (in particular after significant developer exodus in 2001 and 2002) moving from bus-based to switch based. Porting Symmetrix software on new hardware is more logical. 2) In June 2002 EMC acquired storage startup Cereva Networks, Inc. and in February 2003 EMC announced the DMX, what a coincidence. 3) Not using Cereva design? Not letting developers to mix? Then why EMC acquired Cereva? EMC could hire the 40 developers with minimal costs. I always considered EMC as a ruthless business machine with a hawk eyes and speed for acquisitions but never as a Samaritan organization that invest 10 Millions in a falling company without any use. 4) In 2003 when an ex-Cereva developer accidently seen my Gartner slides on DMX his reaction was “ it is our Cereva!” 5) I don’t spread FUD. A customer asked me if I heard about other users of Vplex with firmware 4.1 not supporting recovery for all cases of errors for VMware HA Cluster. Please remember the “ People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones”- nobody in the industry is spreading more FUD than your blog.
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Barry, my question was rhetoric pointing to your “aging “ remarks. I understand the 3 different hardware designs pretty well. I spent enough time with Moshe Yanai to understand the bus based Sym 1-Sym 5. The DMX is based on the Cereva Networks Inc design and the loosely coupled clustered design of the Vmax. I will present on Storage control units structures on the SNW EMEA. The size of the “chunklets” in sub-LUN design have very strong influence on internal data movements overhead and the subsystem performance. There is a big difference between the ability to deliver a function and the ability to sell it therefore your remark on the HHAM is irrelevant. BTW, are sure that the Vplex is “sweeping the floor around the globe” ? The Vplex installation in one of my customer’s site was delayed due to a microprogram errors.
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What a collection of FUDs and inaccuracies. It would take me too much time to refute most of your statements or assumption. Talking about aged subsystems how many years EMC “stretched” the original Symmetrix or the DMX? What are the differences between DMX-3 and DMX-4? I told you once already that “ People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones”. BTW, is FAST II supported on state-of-the-art VMAX?
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