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February 01, 2012


Carlos Soares

I find it curiously ironic that EMC chose Lightning and Thunder as project names for these products. Lightning and Thunder were the names for the Hitachi high-end and mid-range modular products that transformed Hitachi Data Systems to a storage company and an EMC competitor, as seen in the press releases below:
I know this history well, as I named the Hitachi products.
FYI: I left HDS in 2006. Prior to that I worked at Data General's AViiON and CLARiiON divisions.

Chuck Hollis

Hi Carlos - too funny! I remember that now ...

I don't think anyone involved here made the connection. Good names you came up with at the time ...


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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

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