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September 14, 2010



Don't take this the wrong way Chuck!

But I suspect the biggest reason EMC is #1 in Vmware is momentum, that is EMC is #1 in a lot of areas and has been for a long time. "nobody got fired for buying EMC" or something along those lines :)

What continues to surprise me though is EMC being #1 in NAS. I mean, I don't know how but NetApp basically pulled off the feat when someone thinks of NAS often times the first thing in people's head(mine too even) is NetApp. I had NO IDEA that EMC even had NAS stuff until the past year or so. And was even more shocked by the market share #s. I've never been a big fan of NAS in any case.

Maybe someday I'll use EMC storage again I don't know, I have my own favorites for my own reasons and haven't had a real need to investigate alternatives (which I'm sure is true for a lot of EMC customers too). My last EMC exposure was on CX500/600 probably in 2004 or something. Just seemed wrong to see a windows desktop running on a storage array :)

have a good one

Chuck Hollis

All good, Nate!

Yep, we have lots of momentum in lots of areas -- no argument with that.

I'm surprised that you're surprised about the NAS numbers. And, yes, technology moves fast, so I'd encourage you to take a tour of what EMC is doing these days.

Thanks, as always, for the comment ...

-- Chuck


Reason #11 why EMC is #1 for VMware is EMC's Velocity and other business partners (Disclosure: I am an EMCer)


Reason #12 (from another EMCer..) EMC's Proven Professional training and certification programs. Our role-based training enables information and storage management pros to "get the job done" (to quote the vSpecialists..).

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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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