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.
The kids very kindly passed on their latest 'bring-home' from school - a stinking cold! Been feeling pretty rotten since I got back
from SNWE in Frankfurt a couple of weeks back - so hopefully I didn't pass it on to anyone I met there! Was a great couple of days,
thanks to everyone that came... [Continue Reading]
It seems like only a few weeks ago I was covering the release of SVC 4.3.0 with support for Space-efficient Vdisks and Vdisk Mirroring, and here we are again with today's announce of SVC 4.3.1 software. This time round however its more than just a software release. Until today, mid-sized businesses... [Continue Reading]
Over at Burke HQ , I see that he's a little put out by a few questioning articles after EMCs 1Q broadcasts. In his latest post titled "Lions and Tigers and Bears" I can only but say "oh my!" Its unlike BarryB to tee himself up for such an obvious retort and to use his words not mine, let me explain.... [Continue Reading]