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.
I guess I didn't really get the message across in my previous post, well certainly not in the way I inteded from the emails and comments here. The main point I was making was with respect to using a "vanilla" Windows install as the base operating system for a storage product, in particular one in... [Continue Reading]
Back in June Chris Mellor stirred up a few people by suggesting that an unnamed source (I'm guessing someone at DataCore with a chip on their shoulder) was claiming IBM and HDS stole, or even reverse engineered the product to produce our respective SVC and USP products. Tony Pearson quite clearly... [Continue Reading]