Two of my buddies from HP, Calvin Zito and Michael Haag recorded a podcast at SNW last week. The topic is Building Storage for Virtualization. In addition to having good content, this podcast is very well recorded – good job Calvin. Of course, the discussion moved to 3PAR systems and although I no longer work for HP/3PAR, I still like the 3PAR system and its architecture. I’m glad that StorSimple does not compete with 3PAR because I have so many good friends over there.
At one point Calvin suggests that Michael sounds like JR (Jim Richardson, legendary 3PAR employee). No, Michael you don’t, thank goodness. I can’t imagine two JRs breathing the same air – something would have to give.
At the end of the podcast, they talk about storage efficiency for virtual servers. The two technologies mentioned were thin provisioning and deduplication. While StorSimple is now becoming known for it’s cloud integration, I always like reminding people that our systems use both thin provisioning and deduplication technologies with primary storage.