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September 07, 2011



Hi Chuck,
Your article jogged my memory of back when I worked at EMC, during Mike Ruettgers stewardship. One interviewer quoted him as saying, "We want to get to what we call the universal data tone, where you can plug a machine in the wall and the information you are looking for comes to you". This was his vision then in May 1999, some similarities with today's "as-a-service" model.

Chuck Hollis

Hi Gar

Yes, I remember those days. A powerful and compelling vision at the time, but perhaps maybe a decade or so too early? Thanks for the memory!

-- Chuck



You're right. There is no panacea -- only vitamins, exercise, and good sleep. It's a regimen, but having the proper tools certainly helps.

The "pre-integrated solutions" statement is really a build vs. buy analysis. We think it's more efficient for enterprises and providers to build off of the extensive work we have done rather than try to invent it themselves. *Being* a cloud provider and *building* a cloud provider are two very different things.

I wrote a post about the very subject recently: http://atmosonline.com/bid/56744/Build-Your-Own-Cloud-Storage


בניית אתרי אינטרנט

Any storage service ought to review on their behavior to the individual a appropriate amount of information, simple announcements for the non-critical solutions, perhaps more innovative reviews for more innovative solutions.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    Chief Strategist, VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit

    Chuck works for VMware, and is deeply embroiled in all things software-defined storage these days.

    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, 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 Holliston, MA with his wife, three kids 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 buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.
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