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July 12, 2010


marc farley

Good, thoughtful post, Chuck. One of the most interesting aspects of enabling storage management functions in various roles (I think the stack concept is a bit forced here) is the long-term maintenance of the infrastructure. Managing deleted and obsolete resources will become increasingly important when the storage management roles are distributed.

Customers will want their "infrastructure commons" to be clean with a minimal amount of virtual storage junkyards within. Management overlap is fine as long as there is a defined hierarchy of control and the ability to clean up messes and resolve problems. It's not just a matter of developing high level views of everything, but also building technology into products that do the sweeping up for all the people that are too busy to think about the mess they are leaving behind. We shouldn't expect the application level people to care much about that.

As an industry, we have a very long way to go where sweeping up is concerned.

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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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