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So, as many of you know, we at HDS have been talking a lot of late about capacity efficiency. I’ve blogged about it, Hu has put in his views on it, as has David Merrill, who owns all things “economics” for us.

Why again? Well, it was about a year and a half ago when I last blogged, and much has changed since then, although the subject is still front and center. David Merrill has certainly discussed this numerous times as well, including this always-amusing post from March.

Ah, yes, Halloween. Time to pick up that empty wine glass and start knocking on neighbors’ doors. I’ll leave the candy for the kids. But there is a “trick or treat” to this blog. The “trick” was to get you to read this far, and the “treat” will be unfolding over the next few weeks [...]

There’s this idea (OK, mild frustration) that’s been floating in my brain for the past couple of years. Lately, it’s becoming more and more part of the conversation with customers, and that’s “Capacity Efficiency”. OK, so I just made up the term a few months ago, but I think it captures the concept.

Sometimes, when writing these blogs, I start seeing myself as more and more of a “storage historian”. Maybe I’ll petition someone within HDS to have my title changed. Well, maybe not; who really needs one?

So my last blog was on IBM’s XIV product, and I must say it did create some controversy. I got a few comments along the lines of “really?” and a few that disputed some of the various facts. I even got a call from an old friend of mine who is now with XIV (or [...]

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