Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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There's something unwholesome in reading a slanging match between two employee bloggers on behalf of multi-billion dollar corporations.<div>&nbsp;</div> Tony, I appreciate your efforts in developing this informative and interesting IBM storage blog.<div>&nbsp;</div> "The storage anarchist", you should show more self respect and try not to present such a "bought and paid for" opinion.

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For the record, NetApp has supported AIX for years - longer than you've been OEM'ing their products, in fact. NetApp customers have been able to connect their pSeries servers both as an NFS client and as an FCAP-connected hosts. I note that it was more recently that IBM updated their p Seires iSCSI driver to work with NetApp Filers... ( but again, that does not appear to be limited to the N Series.<div>&nbsp;</div> And thanks for confirming what I already knew - IBM changes to the NetApp code aren't available only to N Series customers, they are indeed folded back into the same product those customers could buy from NetApp. It would make no sense for it to be otherwise.<div>&nbsp;</div> Just like the changes IBM helps EMC make to our products to support pSeries and zSeries (et al).<div>&nbsp;</div> On that note, I apologize to you and your readers if you've been offended. My observations aren't intended as personal attacks. <div>&nbsp;</div> I am only pointing out that posts like these are frequently misleading, if not outright misrepresentations of the truth, which tend to benefit IBM and/or berate EMC every time. Whether that is intentional or accidental, I admittedly cannot say. If I wrongly indicted your intentions, again, I am sorry.<div>&nbsp;</div> Remember, this started with my observation that IBM doesn't "support" 1TB SATA drives in either of the storage products it manufactures itself. A fact still true today - can't wait to see if that changes on the next Tuesday-is-IBM-Announcement-Day.

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