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EMC Announces Hulk/Maui (well almost)

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Yes, it’s almost here folks. The blogosphere tells us so. First of all, there’s Chuck Hollis’ latest post pondering the issue of how the storage cloud works and why it’s really difficult to pick up data quickly in geographically dispersed areas. He leaves us with the cliffhanger;

“The magic isn’t in the hardware, it’s in the software …”

So, Hulk/Maui’s a software product then…

Next there’s StorageZilla, with his viral marketing approach. No technical details here, just cryptic comments relating to trendy cultural references – Dr Who – and some bloke in a space helmet. Clearly I’m not worthy as I didn’t understand the second one at all.

This morning we have ‘Zilla’s full disclosure with his latest post.

All of this is prior to an official annoucement – nothing on EMC’s press release site yet.

What’s next? So, expect Barry Burke to post a technical assassination of the opposition over at the Storage Anarchist. Then we can have other bloggers putting their spin on it too. I can’t be bothered to list them all; I’m sure you know who they are.

But wait – have I not just fallen into the viral marketing trap too by helping out EMC? D’oh, perhaps those folks at Hopkinton Towers are more clever than we think….

About Chris M Evans

Chris M Evans has worked in the technology industry since 1987, starting as a systems programmer on the IBM mainframe platform, while retaining an interest in storage. After working abroad, he co-founded an Internet-based music distribution company during the .com era, returning to consultancy in the new millennium. In 2009 Chris co-founded Langton Blue Ltd (www.langtonblue.com), a boutique consultancy firm focused on delivering business benefit through efficient technology deployments. Chris writes a popular blog at http://blog.architecting.it, attends many conferences and invitation-only events and can be found providing regular industry contributions through Twitter (@chrismevans) and other social media outlets.
  • BarryWhyte

    FYI: Dave Bowman was the main character in 2001: A Space Odyssey – the quote should be “oh my god, its full of stars” :)

  • Stephen Foskett

    Anyone who didn’t get the Dave Bowman reference is hereby sentenced to watching the colored light shows from 2001 and the original Star Trek movie spliced together on a continuous loop.

  • Chris M Evans

    I just couldn’t get into 2001 as a film (although I read the book(s)). It just wasn’t doing it for me.

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