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August 27, 2009



Well done. You guys should go teach Cisco a trick or two about how to leverage enterprise technology expertise for their Linksys retail products.

So are their plans to allow companies to build clouds based on Iomega and Atmos? Seems like the perfect combination of uber-cheap hardware and software looking for a large problem.

Chuck Hollis

Hi Brian

Atmos is hardware-agnostic ... it can run on just about anything.

The usual problem is one of replicated infrastructure at scale: what looks cute and cheap for 4 drives becomes horribly inefficient at 400, 4,000 or 40,000.

Although the idea of an Atmos node running on a cast-off PC and an Iomega unit in branch offices around the globe is kind of an interesting idea ...

-- Chuck


Is there a plan to integrate this with the AX line or Clariion or Celerra? Can I replicate data from one tier to another or is this essentially introducing yet another tier of storage that is yet another technology island?

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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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