HDS and Hitachi

A while ago I posted an article demystifying the relationship between HP and Hitachi – in particular the Engineering Agreement that HP have in relation to the StorageWorks XP line of arrays.  So…. as a follow-on I thought I’d do something similar, this time on the relationship between HDS and Hitachi. To help with this I spoke with Roberto Basilio at HDS.  Roberto heads up Product Management for Platforms and knows a thing or two about how HDS fits into the larger Hitachi organisation.  Oh and he knows plenty about the HDS product line-up…

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HDS and Hitachi

A while ago I posted an article demystifying the relationship between HP and Hitachi – in particular the Engineering Agreement that HP have in relation to the StorageWorks XP line of arrays.  So…. as a follow-on I thought I’d do something similar, this time on the relationship between HDS and Hitachi. To help with this I spoke with Roberto Basilio at HDS.  Roberto heads up Product Management for Platforms and knows a thing or two about how HDS fits into the larger Hitachi organisation.  Oh and he knows plenty about the HDS product line-up…

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Rack Area Networking: IOV

The following is reposted from my new blog site http://blog.nigelpoulton.com  As a result, comments are disabled on this site, but feel free to visit my new site and leave a comment. Thanks to Snig for allowing me to post here for a short transition period… One of the key technologies or principles in Rack Area Networking (RAN) is I/O Virtualisation (IOV).  In fact, IOV is about to rock the world of physical server and Hypervisor design. If you work deploying VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer etc or if you have anything to do with the so…

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Rack Area Networking: IOV

The following is reposted from my new blog site http://blog.nigelpoulton.com  As a result, comments are disabled on this site, but feel free to visit my new site and leave a comment. Thanks to Snig for allowing me to post here for a short transition period… One of the key technologies or principles in Rack Area Networking (RAN) is I/O Virtualisation (IOV).  In fact, IOV is about to rock the world of physical server and Hypervisor design. If you work deploying VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer etc or if you have anything to do with the so…

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RAN: Rack Area Networking

The following is reposted from my new blog site http://blog.nigelpoulton.com  As a result, comments are disabled on this site, but feel free to visit my new site and leave a comment. Thanks to Snig for allowing me to post here for a short transition period… Ever heard of a Rack Area Network? The term, as well as the concept, of Rack Area Networking is one I’m hearing more and more often.  As a result of this, as well as the fact that I’m convinced this is going to be one…

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RAN: Rack Area Networking

The following is reposted from my new blog site http://blog.nigelpoulton.com  As a result, comments are disabled on this site, but feel free to visit my new site and leave a comment. Thanks to Snig for allowing me to post here for a short transition period… Ever heard of a Rack Area Network? The term, as well as the concept, of Rack Area Networking is one I’m hearing more and more often.  As a result of this, as well as the fact that I’m convinced this is going to be one…

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HP and Hitachi

If you ever want to get up the nose of an HP bod, a sure-fire way is to tell them that the XP is just an OEM’d HDS array. Such a slur insult comment is almost guaranteed to make the blood of any true-blue HP employee boil.  Once their pulse has slowed back down and the veins in their necks have returned to normal, you will likely get the a response that includes the following three remarks - HP has nothing whatsoever to do with HDS Very specific, over-emphasised and repeated mention of Hitachi Ltd, Japan Reference…

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HP and Hitachi

If you ever want to get up the nose of an HP bod, a sure-fire way is to tell them that the XP is just an OEM’d HDS array. Such a slur insult comment is almost guaranteed to make the blood of any true-blue HP employee boil.  Once their pulse has slowed back down and the veins in their necks have returned to normal, you will likely get the a response that includes the following three remarks - HP has nothing whatsoever to do with HDS Very specific, over-emphasised and repeated mention of Hitachi Ltd, Japan Reference…

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