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November 17, 2010



it would be nice to see more *data* about the petabyte club. don't identify the customers... but it would be great too be able to graph some of this stuff...

why not make it a formal petabyte club?

Chuck Hollis


I agree -- it would be very interesting to understand them more fully, how they came to be, what made them different, or the same.

Unfortunately, that would be tantamount to doing large-scale market research on behalf of our competitors. We had to learn about these customers' needs the hard way -- and they should too!

-- Chuck

Andy Sparkes

I will give you some insight where some of this data is being created:- http://www.hpl.hp.com/news/2009/oct-dec/cense.html HP is developing both the instrumentation and infrastructure to create and harness these large data sets. We know where the verticals and applications that generating these Petabytes and the slides on Isilon give some clue.

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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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