Barry Whyte is a 'Master Inventor' working in the Systems Group. Now based in Auckland New Zealand, Barry is working for the IBM ATS team covering Storage Virtualization for the AP region. Previously Barry was based in IBM Hursley, UK. Barry primarly works on the IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize family of virtual disk systems. Barry graduated from The University of Glasgow in 1996 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Computing Science. In his 20 years at IBM he has also worked on the successful Serial Storage Architecture (SSA) and the IBM DS8000 range. Barry joined the SVC development team soon after its inception and has held many positions before taking on his long running role as performance architect. In 2015 Barry moved to New Zealand, but maintains a part-time working role for the Hursley team working as a performance consultant. Outside of work, Barry enjoys playing golf and all things to do with Rotary Engines. All posts on this blog are (c) Copyright International Business Machines 2007-2016 - reproduction without prior approval is prohibited.
Join us at the 2019 IBM Spectrum Virtualize User Conference September 18 and 19 at the IBM Raleigh, NC Executive Briefing Center This is an opportunity for existing Customer Storage Administrators and Architects seeking a deeper technical understanding of the architecture and functional... [Continue Reading]
I had a recent question from within IBM regarding our support for auto-negotiation of Fibre Channel speed. It seems we take this for granted, because we don't specifically mention that all our Fibre Channel HBA's across all the Virtualize family have supported auto-negotiate since our 4Gbit... [Continue Reading]
It’s almost scary that we are already 1/4 of the way through 2019… where does the time go. I’ve been even more remiss than usual on posting… I guess you’ve come to expect that now, but I have excuses, with multiple trips in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Switzerland in the last few weeks, as... [Continue Reading]
Hi all, So those of you that were registered for the Spectrum Virtualize North American user Group in Raleigh last month have probably already been notified of the new date... The majority of the team were onsite in Raleigh last month, and wondering if heading into the path of Hurricane... [Continue Reading]
There is a lot of talk - dare I say Hype - around NVMe , and I've found that a lot of people don't understand what it means, not only in terms of the technology, but also why is it important from a business, getting things done, perspective. We recently ran a Meet-up in Auckland for local... [Continue Reading]
IBM Technical University - Sydney Wrapup This time last week, IBM’s Sydney Technical University was in full flow. I wanted to provide a quick summary of last week, including our ‘stand room only’ AP FlashSystem 9100 launch event and thank everyone involved, from the organising... [Continue Reading]
Join us for the 2018 North American IBM Spectrum Virtualize User Conference covering IBM SVC and Storwize family of products including IBM Flash System V9000 and the new IBM FlashSystem 9100. When : September 12 & 13, 2018 Where : at the IBM Raleigh, NC Executive Briefing Center. Who... [Continue Reading]
Its been great to see all the interest over the last week on the new FlashSystem 9100 products announced on July 10th. Interesting too on the register with the battlecard information, and some of the usual ‘anonymous’ comments that seem to miss the point – particularly... [Continue Reading]
Today we have announced the next generation FlashSystem product built with Spectrum Virtualize capabilities at its heart. What's new and exciting about this, well it brings together the best of IBM FlashSystems, Spectrum Virtualize and adds the new dual ported (very important) NVMe Flash drives,... [Continue Reading]
Register Here -> Come and join us in Sydney for the next Systems Technical University covering IBM Z, Power and Storage. Over 100 sessions covering introductions, deep dives, lab sessions and case studies. Top 5 reasons to come and join... [Continue Reading]
Hi all, just a quick post to say thanks for visiting, and for all the visits over the last 10 years or so! I hope the content here is helpful both in deciding on your Storage purchases, as well as making the most out of IBM Spectrum Virtualize. Yesterday we just pass the magic, 10,000,000 views mark... [Continue Reading]
Register Here -> Come and join us in Sydney for the next Systems Technical University covering IBM Z, Power and Storage. Over 100 sessions covering introductions, deep dives, lab sessions and case studies. Top 5 reasons to... [Continue Reading]
Hopefully you manage(d) to join the Reducing Storage Costs webinar, but if not, here is a brief look at what we announced today - May 10th. Spectrum Virtualize v8.1.3 Data Reduction Pools - De-duplication I spent some time in my v8.1.2 post discussing how Data Reduction Pools were a... [Continue Reading]
Over the coming weeks, I will be part of the team hosting a roadshow event around the major cities in Australia and New Zealand. Next week is Adelaide and Perth, followed by Auckland, Sydney and Melourne in June. I'm joined by Dr Adam Makarucha who will be discussing IBM's PowerAI platform.... [Continue Reading]
Join us on May the 10th to hear about the latest developments in Cognitive Support and Systems AI for our Virtualize platforms, as well as the latest enhancements coming soon to a Virtualize platform near you. Click on the image above, or this registration link .