HDS Storage Forum
by Hu Yoshida on Jul 28, 2006
Since I began blogging, I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of new people. Blogging has opened up a lot of new avenues for communications. However, blogging is limited in that the topics originate from me or input that I receive, and the topics are rather high level. We really want to hear more of whats on the minds of storage practitioners, so we have been looking for a way to get more direct input.
Jeremiah and his team of young web masters came up with the idea of a Storage forum. It would be a public forum which any one could access, but only members who register and agree to a code of conduct would have the ability to post and edit comments. The code of conduct is there only to insure that the forum is a productive and collaborative experience for all who contribute. Everyone is welcome to register and exchange information, questions, and comments regarding Hitachi Data Systems products, services and support. Readers are encouraged to rate each post.
This forum is designed as a Customer Forum for Customers. It will be customer driven. Users are encouraged to self support each other. HDS will provide support from Product Marketing and Solution Marketing Architects as needed. We did a soft launch this Monday to gage the reaction and get input from some of the end users. We have been encouraged by the response and will officially launch this Forum on Monday July 31.
You can check it out and register today if you like. http://forums.hds.com/
Comments (2 )
We’ve already had some unique conversations going on across the globe, some customers got some answers to stuff they’re looking for –such as the discussion between our Ed and customer Mackem on Cache Management Algorithms:
We’re even getting input already on how we can make products, documentation, and the community better –discussions within HDS are already happening from just a few days of interaction.
We’ve got a point system in place, so we can quickly encourage those who are the true Storage Mavens to show their stuff.
Many groups within the company wanted this forum: From product teams, service, support, and sales –we’ll be improving based upon your feedback.
See you in the forums!
(And his Team of Young Webmasters)