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December 04, 2012



Chuck, speaking as a relative tech newb but trying to get my head around some complex concepts, what role does VPLEX play (if any) in unlumping the model?


Chuck, the Dispersed Clouds are potentially real big one. I think US Government, especially, the Defense Industry needs to adapt this concept in order to be resilient and self-healing during the national emergencies rather than planning for the Big Clouds which are rather vulnerable and risky to the elements…

Chuck Hollis


Good question.

VPLEX does dissolve many aspects of distance, but it does so for the mostly traditional enterprise IT workloads we all know and love. It also can't function unless there's a robust network in place.

When we pivot to this discussion around dispersed clouds, it's a different world: bespoke applications, no assumption of a robust network, etc.


-- Chuck

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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.

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