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.
If SVC put out a press release every time we qualified a new controller behind the cluster we'd be putting out one every couple of weeks. To claim in such a way that this was a new an interesting thing to do with a TMS RAMSAN is also a stretch... I am of course referring to yesterdays release from... [Continue Reading]
Talk to any storage or system administrator and one of their major pain points (after data movement pains) is making A work with B and keeping C at the right firmware level so that A works with C as well as B and so on. Sometimes this just isn’t possible and can lead to infrastructure ‘exceptions’... [Continue Reading]