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Barry Whyte is a ‘IBM Master Inventor’ working in the IBM Systems Group. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Barry is an IBM Advanced Technical Specialist team covering Storage across the Asia Pacific region. Previously Barry was based in IBM Hursley, UK.

Barry primarly works with the Spectrum Virtualize (IBM SAN Volume Controller, Storwize and FlashSystem) family of virtual disk systems.

Barry graduated from The University of Glasgow in 1996 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Computing Science. In his 23 years at IBM he has also worked on the successful Serial Storage Architecture (SSA) and the IBM DS8000 products.

Barry joined the SVC development team soon after its inception and has held many positions before he took on the role as performance architect.

In 2015 Barry moved to New Zealand, but maintains a part-time working role for the Hursley team.

Outside of work, Barry enjoys playing golf and dabbling with Electronic music production from his home studio/office. You can find his published music on SoundCloud, under “BarryWhyte – Geosync


Andrew Martin is the IBM Support Architect for the Spectrum Virtualize family of products, based in the IBM Hursley, UK. Andrew has been working on Spectrum Virtualize since 2003 in a large number of roles, and has had the pleasure of meeting many customers over the years.

All posts on this blog are (c) Copyright Barry D Whyte and Andrew Martin 2007-2019 – reproduction without prior approval is prohibited.

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