Is IBM Annoyed with EMC? Seems So
February 27, 2010
A happy quack to the reader who sent me a link to the article “NetApp Slammed over Tiering Is Dead Comments, EMC Savaged by IBM and Pillar, Named in Disclosure Scandal.”
IBM is hopping from search engine optimization to analysis of competitors. Here’s the passage in the write up from URL4.eu that was fascinating:
What issues” A quick look at Mr. Pearson’s comments was enlightening. First, I noted this passage:
Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Storage Consultant for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona…
Next I noted this statement by Mr. Pearson:
Is EMC positioning ATMOS as “Storage for Terrorists”? I can certainly appreciate the value of being able to protect 6PB of data with only 9PB of storage capacity, instead of keeping two copies of 6PB each, the trade-off means that you will be accessing the majority of your data across your intranet, which could impact performance. But, if you are in an illicit or illegal business that could have a third of your facilities “seized by the government”, then perhaps you shouldn’t house your data centers there in the first place. Having two copies of 6PB each, in two “friendly nations”, might make more sense.
The word choice is definitely interesting. The “T” word which will light up some filters in my opinion.
What’s with the contentiousness? EMC is in storage, has the fine Documentum system that IBM once supported, and some eDiscovery tools. IBM has everything, including consulting services and search engine optimization.
My hunch? IBM is feeling the pressure of companies like EMC in some key clients.
Remind me not to sell anything to an IBM client. EMC can withstand the alleged criticism. The addled goose has difficulty spelling words like maroon and its variants.
Stephen E Arnold, February 27, 2010
No one paid me to write this. I will report non payment to the IBM Federal Systems folks who are reinventing the GSA’s computer infrastructure. IBM will pass the statement of non payment along I assume.