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March 18, 2013


Laurence Armiger

This is a great document and it has reminded me that one of the main benefits that EMC can offer service providers is the knowledge around whether a private cloud solution for thier prospective customers would be less expensive? If it is less expensive or can be delivered at a similar cost then nobody will buy their service.

I see too many service providers in the market focusing their services on the wrong end-users as they make this judgement based on the wrong metrics. The reasons people by a service is fundamentally because it will save them money across capex and opex. Whether a service can deliver these savings depends directly on the specifics of any business, how much data, how many users, how much investment have they made in training their employees, what applications, office locations etc.

Too many service providers target potential customers with 'budget' rather than 'need' and often suffer the consequences of not making a sale or worse selling a soluiton where it does not fit. At EMC we can help our customers and service provider partners aviod both of these possibilities.

Doug Bell

Public cloud IaaS is cheaper than private, but you get what you pay for. Your workloads, applications and data may sit on the same server or network as a hacker from China or a spammer from Russia. You also have no visibility into the hardware your environment is running on or control over the Quality of Service (QoS) you receive.


This blog is just meant to protect and grow the on premise storage pie that EMC commands with unintuitive and biased logic.

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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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