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May 17, 2007



Chuck, welcome to the midrange five nines club! EqualLogic customers really appreciate having the five nines gold standard of reliability. The thing I appreciate about this from EMC is that it does more to legitimize mid-range storage for HA and lights out computing.

Chuck Hollis

Hi Marc

I went looking on your web site for something (anything!) to back up your claim, or at least explain how Equalogic might be making measurements in support of your claim.

Alas, I found nothing that speaks to your claim. Maybe I wasn't looking in the right place?

My fear is that many mid-tier vendors will say "sure, me too" and not provide customers the best-practices papers to achieve these results, nor provide actual measured data, nor provide some sort of independent verification.

I hope that doesn't happen, Marc.


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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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