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.
Hi all, A quick post to remind people, and notify those that don't know, of the dates for the 2H17 UK User Group meetings. As usual held over a 2 day period, with first day (15th November) for Business Partners and second day (16th November) for Customers. For links to the... [Continue Reading]
Hi all, Some more advertising, if you are in North America and want to attend this years Spectrum Virtualize User Group be sure to register via the link on the user groups page . This year the event is back in Raleigh RTP Executive Briefing Center, and... [Continue Reading]
Hi all, Just a quick one to remind people in this part of the world that the annual Australian IBM Systems Technical Symposium is this year running in Melbourne at the Crowne Conference center from 15th to 17th August. We are just finalising the agenda for the Storage sessions, and we... [Continue Reading]
Hi all, Just a quick notices post to remind everyone that the next Spectrum Virtualize UK User Group sessions are happening at IBM Hursley on 8th and 9th of May. 8th May - Business Partner Day 9th May - Customer Day For more details, and registration information, see the... [Continue Reading]
Just a reminder, and there is still time to register if you haven't already, but this years Systems Technical University is in Orlando next week. I hope to see you there and will be covering several sessions, a few on performance as usual, and some technical deep dives, as well as the NDA... [Continue Reading]
IBM Software Defined solutions take agility to the next level – the ability to easily move data and workloads to and from public clouds. "Today’s businesses are driven by data and the infrastructure has to provide the agility needed to quickly address new requirements.... [Continue Reading]
With the kids having next week off, its time for the trek back up the M6 to Scotland to take them to see their grandparents. After a few manic weeks at work with calls at both ends of the day, I'm off for some well needed rest back in Glasgow. I will reply to any comments when I return.
One of the few things that really does wind me up is the utter nonsense that certain cosmetics companies try to claim as having "age-purifying" or "wrinkle-decrease" abilities. I remember a few years back a classic "aqua-sphere's" ad campaign... so your product contains water... But I fell about... [Continue Reading]
Where does the time go. Just a quick update to say that I am still here, been working far too many hours to get new stuff benchmarked, new projects underway, infrastructure upgrades done and setup some nice new bits of kit that arrived recently. I had to disable all comments to my blog as I was hit... [Continue Reading]
Hi all, Another quick post, before I start my long trek back to the UK... The next SVC and Storwize User Groups in the UK will be held next week in IBM Hursley, still time to register and come along. Hope to see you there : Monday 12th October, IBM Hursley House (Business... [Continue Reading]
I've been meaning to post this entry in my Storage Virtualization part work for some time now. Day to day work, testing some new functions and customer commitments have left little, if any, time to dump my thoughts. This weekend has proved to be a good respite, and allowed me not only time to catch... [Continue Reading]
A very quick post, the North American SVC and Storwize User Groups are being held on 16th and 17th September in Austin this year. See Andy's post for more details... We will both be there, hope to see you too! Told you, very quick one!
A few weeks back myself and Lloyd Vickery, from the IBM NZ Systems team, attended an IDG run CIO roundtable event. The insights from those attending give a great view into the concerns and needs of CIO's today - when it comes to data, getting useful information from the data, and the ethics... [Continue Reading]
Just completed my last day in the office for 2008, thanks to all my readers, all the commentors, and for the general banter in the storage blogosphere. All that remains is for me to wish you all the best over the Festive Season, and I look forward to more of the same in 2009. Merry Christmas and a... [Continue Reading]
On Tuesday 22nd August we announced the latest code update that will be available soon for the Spectrum Virtualize family. For the first time since 2012 we have bumped the major version number to 8. This signifies some exciting new features that begin with this release in 3Q and will be expanded... [Continue Reading]