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June 11, 2015



Really good points, I especially like how the increase in efficiency of the project team may be improved.


I like your comments about lock-in. It's no surprise that scale-out architectures are difficult to migrate off of. Isilon, Avamar and Centera are all scale-out technologies that become harder to migrate from as they grow as well.

In regards to System, Network, and Storage administrators being affected by advancements in software...software is the key to exploiting commodity hardware and the jobs will shift from managing hardware to managing software. It's only a matter of time before those silos will innovate or disappear.

In my opinion, hyperconverged is gen2 of converged infrastructure. I'll be curious where we go from here.


Really liked the way the author stopped short of saying "and EMC has everything, come buy from us". But yes a really meaningful article in the maze of hyperbole by converged infrastructure providers. Of course everything in life has pros and cons so does these new things. But then IT is not concerned about "future management" but solving the problem of today. The businesses, who view them as avoidable cost centers and partner in lethargy, want to chuck them out as soon as possible. To satisfy these, IT must keep running the treadmill. Despite may be knowing what they are doing is doomed or not correct, they may not have real options.

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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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