Posts by Michael Hay
Having grown up in the 80s I recall fondly Wendy’s famous commercials with the charismatic woman pondering “where’s the beef”. In the included video she ends with, “I don’t think there’s anybody there. I really don’t.” The trip down memory lane got me thinking about some things that are going on in the industry this [...]
Introduction In Hu Yoshida’s recent post, Primary Storage Deduplication Without Compromise, he did a wonderful job highlighting the capabilities of the dedupe implementation on our Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS) 3080 & 3090. Hu also begins to touch on why we are able to deliver deduplication without compromise: our Hitachi NAS architecture. In particular, Hu stresses [...]
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve heard some great quotes from acquaintances and colleagues. Ron Lee from my team recently attended a CIO breakfast in Asia Pacific (APAC) where he heard the following from a CIO: “I’m not worried about my Big Data; I’m really worried about my Little Data.” Also, in a recent [...]
As per my last post we’ve scaled-down Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) into a smaller form factor. I’d like to dig in a little deeper and explain why Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM) is dramatically different than our past efforts with scaled down enterprise platforms such as Universal Storage Platform VM (USP VM). My [...]
Scaling-out is a well-oiled, in vogue term in use today. There are, of course, other related terms around scaling like scaling-up, scaling-down or my recent favorite scaling-right. In different contexts these terms imply different things– for instance, whether or not we can use the term scale-up to mean that a product or technology is moving [...]
Firstly, it has been quite a while since I’ve last posted. A lot has happened between the beginning of the year and today. In fact it has been so action packed, the past 100 days seem more like 365. While I cannot spill the beans on everything, my colleague Ken Wood and I are super [...]
Other than being an allusion to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, there is real meaning in the title of this post, which I’ll get to towards the end. What I want to start with is a look back into the past and talk about, of all things, math co-processors.
Per my previous post, I wanted to provide more concrete examples from the storage world related to the sedimentary hypothesis.
I’ve mentioned the sedimentary hypothesis of technology in a few tweets already, and now I wanted to take the time to explain this concept in more detail. Before I get into explaining the hypothesis, let me provide a warm-up in the form of a definition of the process for forming organic sedimentary rock.
As I have mentioned before, there is more to the Big Data story than Data Warehousing. Let me conclude first and back my way into the “why”.