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November 04, 2008


Chris M Evans

Chuck, I have to admit I almost choked on my coffee when I read that "lead industry discussions around solid state" announcement.

I'd agree that EMC tend not to announce products until they're officially ready (or close to, in the case of TP for DMX-4, from memory) however would you not agree that EMC does use rumour to pre-announce products - Hulk/Maui for instance?

Chuck Hollis

Hi Chris --

The now-public discussion around Maui was hardly intentional.

I don't want to share how it all started, but let's just say that a bit of information slipped out, and then we all have to dance around it until the product is officially announced.

Nobody really planned it that way, it just happened.

Chris M Evans

Chuck, sorry, that wasn't a dig at you and if it came across like that I apologise. No, I was referring to Mr Tucci announcing it last November.

Chuck Hollis

No offense taken, Chris! Like I said, inadvertent disclosure comes from all sorts of sources :-)

Alex McDonald

Chuck, there's so much to refute in your latest snark, I was forced to blog in case I burst the comment box.


Joshua Konkle

Check out the blog on presenting pNFS at SNW post here:

I was leading the talk (tongue-cheek) and David Black, Distinguished Engineer at EMC was supporting the effort from the audience. We're now working together to broadly communicate the value of a standardized pNFS client and server environment.

We took the lead on presenting it there and are glad to have your firms support moving forward.

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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.

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