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December 08, 2009


Manu Shankar

Hi Chuck

I have been reading your blog since 6 months and have never been as excited - FAST !!!

FAST looks exciting . For FAST to be implemented , lets say between Flash , FC & SATA does one have to ensure all these disks need to have the same RAID groups ?

Once implemented , how does one assign the I/O pattern requirement for different Applications ..is it by GUT feel or is it that , we use the Storage Device normally for about 2 months and FAST will automate this functionality based on the 2 months data pattern of I/O reqired ?

Also , This means the internal bandwidth needs to be better than what it used to be . Was it that the internal bandwidth's were underutilised or is it that the current Storage Device Backends are better ( like the 8Gbps ) .

By , the way , I used to work to EMC India ( from 2004 to 2007 ) as a Enterprise Account Manager and now am with EMULEX India heading their Sales .

Thanks & Regards ,


Chuck Hollis

Hi Manu

Sorry for the delay in the response.

I would suggest you check out Chris Kusek's excellent link page here.


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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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