(2007) Seasons Wishes to you all

ORIGINALLY POSTED 21st Decvember 2007 10,182 views on developerworks The house is feeling quite Christmas-e, with the tree and lights having been up for a few weeks, the collection of presents under the tree growing and the usual 'spring cleaning' sessions before the big day. One more day to go, and yet another working year... Continue Reading →

Deja-vu – Invista 2 – again?!

ORIGINALLY POSTED 15th December 2007 7,792 views on developerworks Back in August I posted about the 'Stealth' announcement of Invista 2.0. It seems that our friends over at EMC decided that after almost 6 months, they'd try again and actually tell the world this time. I thought I'd wait till the end of the week... Continue Reading →

SVC Performance Redbook Available

ORIGINALLY POSTED 15th November 2007 13,630 views on developerworks [2019 Comment - is was from this Redbook that I became known as Barry "it depends" Whyte] Just a quick post to let those interested know that the [SVC Best Practices and Performance Guidelines] Redbook has just been made publicly available on the IBM Redbooks website.... Continue Reading →

Lowest Vendor-neutral Denominator

ORIGINALLY POSTED 15th November 2007 7,714 views on developerworks There is a big difference to "in the switch" network based storage virtualization and "appliance" network based storage virtualization. Hu Yoshida and Dr. Kevin McIsaac, seems to have forgotten that in my comparison series of the three approaches to storage virtualization, both the appliance and array... Continue Reading →

Re: Mathematics of SPC-1

ORIGINALLY POSTED 31st October 2007 12,098 views on developerworks I promised a bit more detail on the very limited sample set used by EMC's latest blogger Dr Kartik, in response to his analysis that SPC-1 IOPs is directly proportional to the number of drives used by the system under test. So I cannot deny the... Continue Reading →

Announced – SVC v4.2.1

ORIGINALLY POSTED 24th October 2007 7,230 views on developerworks IBM today announced the next release of SVC - version 4.2.1 - which will be generally available as of November 16th. The key highlights of this release are : Copy Services Enhancements - including Incremental FlashCopy, Cascaded FlashCopy, configurable copy services spaceAid business continuity by helping... Continue Reading →

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