No Thanks Chuck…
by Michael Hay on Oct 16, 2008
So here’s a question Chuck. When I pointed out that it seemed like EMC was pulling back on the Centera R&D you forced me to don my asbestos claiming that you were ashamed of me in the blogosphere and insinuated that I was vendor bashing. All I have to say about your recent post is huh, isn’t this a case of the cat calling the kettle black. There have been a lot of posts suggesting that you should meet Hu or Mel so I’ll not go into too much specifics, but I do want to point something out.
The issue of an active-active or dynamically load balanced controller, dude that is something to behold in a modular array! I’ll quote a Hitachi partner who we talked to about this architecture: “There are a lot of companies making the claim that they have an active-active controller and they are lying. Your’s is the first that we’ve seen which actually is.” So this is pretty significant stuff, and I’m not making the quote up to serve my purposes. Kind of like when we get quotes from our customers about what we’ve done with HDDS as being the most sophisticated working ILM offering in the market, or you are 18 months ahead of the competition, etc. Part of the reason that Hitachi is so understated comes from the fact that our legacy is a bit more gentile than our competition. We don’t brag and partially this is a disadvantage in this market where the largest share of R&D from our competition is in marketing and not hard core engineering. I’ve talked in the past about Hitachi having technology in the Prius, or in heavy moving equipment, or even in scrubbing the ballasting water from ships. In essence to quote my colleague we are a quiet achiever. I honestly prefer it this way having real R&D that can impact people’s lives and being understated whereas our competition’s real R&D is all in the message!
Contrary to popular belief there is no conspiracy here. The password protection was merely a glitch.