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September 08, 2008


Premkumar Subramanian

Hi Chris,
I follow your blog very closely and felt the urge to write to you today. I do agree with your article about IBM but can i ask why most of your comparisions and articles speak primarily about IBM,Netapp and HP while nothing is mentioned about HDS and their announcements? I am sure you see them as a serious competitor!By the way, I am not associated in anyway to HDS

Chuck Hollis

Hi Premkumar ...

The reason that I don't talk much about HDS is that there's not much to talk about. Their strength is a single product (USP-V) which is primarily about a single feature (storage virtualization using the array).

As such, there's not much that they're doing that I find interesting, unusual or really that worthy of discussion. That being said, they seem to just keep chugging along, selling big arrays to their customers.

Plenty of other stuff worth talking about before I get to them. Now, if they ever do something interesting or controversial, you can be sure that I and a few other EMC bloggers would comment on it.

Thanks for writing!

Another Chuck

mmmm, whatever it is, it seems to be working:


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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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