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I'm sure you've been thinking about actually doing this blogging thing for a while, so i doubt my suggestion was much more than another little nudge. I just hope I don't live to regret it :).<div>&nbsp;</div> Seriously, welcome to the blogsphere, and I look forward to your perspectives.<div>&nbsp;</div>

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About bloody time.. ;-p

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Let me add my welcome as well ...<div>&nbsp;</div> To my way of thinking, blogging is (ideally) public conversations between intelligent voices who have something to say, and you're definitely in that category.<div>&nbsp;</div> I smiled a bit when I read your comments regarding how yo u were using SPC (e.g. here's a standardized test, and using it as a comparative indicator vs. previous interations of your product). <div>&nbsp;</div> Used in that role, I think it's as good as any. And I think there's no harm in using it to position incremental improvements in product performance. Everyone's got to position their new shiny thing against the previous shiny thing, and any metric is roughly as good as any other, I would think.<div>&nbsp;</div> But please, might you suggest to your marketing brethren that if IBM storage marketing intends to use it as a club to beat all of us SPC unbelievers into submission, well, we'll fight back a bit.<div>&nbsp;</div> I also smile a bit when I read "isn't RAID a type of virtualization anyway" because yes, it joins volume managers as other ways to perform storage virtualization.<div>&nbsp;</div> However, when you talk to customers about potentially solving their problems with either in-array or in-host storage virtualization, (things they already probablt own) sometimes they look at you as though you're trying to pull a fast one on them.<div>&nbsp;</div> Somehow, somewhere this whole storage virtualization debate took a nasty (and non user-oriented) turn, I think. Users are confused, and more that a bit tired of all this nonsense. I think it's been way overmarketed and overpositioned.<div>&nbsp;</div> IBM's product (and HDS's, and EMC's) all have distinct use cases where they make sense. But somehow, the notion horses for courses has been lost in all of this. And none of them solve world hunger.<div>&nbsp;</div> Hopefully we can collectively bring a bit more rationality to the discussion.<div>&nbsp;</div> Welcome, and good blogging!

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome to blogspace. I'll try not make you regret it BarryB ;)

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Welcome to the blogosphere! Mind the mud ;)

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I too would like to extend my welcome.<div>&nbsp;</div> The recent exchanges about disk system performance metrics upon Tony Pearson's blog have been of particular interest to me (unsurprisingly), and I am looking forward to your observations and insights.