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January 15, 2013


Michael Wisenbaker


As this appears to use NFS for storage access can it be paired with other storage devices, or is it ONLY for use with Atmos/Isilon? Any talk on expanding the backend storage compatibility?


Chuck Hollis

HI Michael -- you're right Isilon uses NFS, but Atmos uses an object API.

I am told that these environments can get big and busy, so there are justifiable performance and capacity concerns from the product team, plus our need to be able to support the entire environment.

I would guess that -- over time -- more options might be made available (as we do on our other software products), but for the time being that's not the case.

-- Chuck

Andreas Weigl

I am a big fan of cloud storage, but there is one big problem with it: Trust. As you said yourself in your post IT doesn't want us to save sensible data on some cloud and not have any control over it. I am constantly on different customer sites and every customer blocks different or all cloud storage systems.
The only way is to have your own cloud access point that the other companies do not know about. May it be some kind of proxy or the actual cloud runs at your company and is reachable via someFancyName.MyCompany.com
But then I have again one problem. What do I do with my private data. Do I trust my company with it? Does my company even allow me to store it on their cloud? So now I would need to setup my own domain with my own cloud so I can actually access it from everywhere and don't have to move all my data every time I switch companies.

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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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