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 18 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 2014 - reproduction without prior approval is prohibited.
I thought after the 4.3.0 release I'd have a bit more spare time to post more often, however I'm working on a couple of interesting projects that have really taken off over the last few months and I'm once again flat out, not to mention being asked to start benchmarking things already waiting to be... [Continue Reading]
Edited to clarify a few points 23/7 I was catching up on a few interesting comments on BarryB's post about the evolution of DMX - notice how he deftly ignored my loaded questions about host side IOPs / MBs - but then we all know EMC, for some reason, just won't publish any kind of yardstick for... [Continue Reading]
Before I forget I wanted to wish SVC all the best in its 6th year in production. I guess it seems a lot longer, but then I have been (like a lot of the team) working on it for over 8 years now. IBM just celebrated its 50th year at the Hursley site . For those of you that don't know Hursley, its... [Continue Reading]