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September 09, 2015


Al Bledsoe

Ah, I see you have run into Mike Workman-speak: Application Aware. I was at Pillar when I had an email banter about this term. I brought up the term Application Adaptive, then. This is the twenty-First Century, and I feel Application Aware is meaningless and very less bold than being adaptive. With the right Software the 'S' in SDx should equip any Enterprise to DIY. Scott McNealy called it the Big Freaking Switch in 2002. Now we call it hyperconverged. We add two prefixes to verge -- big deal. If we are going to mix latin and greek prefixes lets think in terms of Hypertransverge. Hypertransverge does more than push verges together. It goes across those verges with interdisciplinary awareness. Now add 'hyper' to it, Greek for above. Let's now look above interdisciplinary awareness, what do we see? -- Well, think like a supreme being. When writing your SDx put some DNA in it!! Not just the code for growth and differentiation but the code to adapt over and over again generation after generation. -- If Oracle is writing that code I'll pay the HUGE license fees for it -- so I can DIY. :-)

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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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