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January 31, 2012

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Shon Boggs

Chuck - Great Post and WOW - the possibilities of HDFS with Isilon are a-(wait for it)-mazing! I will be interested to follow this as it matures and see what solutions we can provide based on HDFS/Isilon combo.
Big Data is real, with great financial benefits if you can intelligently sort through it all (cough, Greenplum!) its not just a buzzword. I hear and have these conversations everyday with our EMC customers.
Great slides and another great read!
S~

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James L.

Very interesting indeed, the ability to have data readily available across the "big three" (NFS, CIFS, HDFS) is compelling for sure. Especially if the administrative overhead is minimized! I will be bothering my local EMC folks about this.

bruno

And this opens the door also to push more on our cooperation with SAP for big analytics with HANA/BO who is now integrated with Hadoop/apache distributions ( http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/8012621a-8f55-2f10-acab-b386c3f7c654)
^_^ Bruno

WildPalms

Yet again, a vendor bastardizing a clean model to enable them to shove their existing product into (and further sell) and effectively compromising the architecture, performance and continued lifecycle.

Chuck Hollis

Hi WildPalms

The nice thing about capitalism is that no one will force you to buy anything. If you think you can do better for your organization using alternative approaches, so much the better.

And, from a vendor perspective, we're chartered with trying to come up with better solutions to the problems our customers tell us they have.

And this is an example of that.

-- Chuck

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

    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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