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4 posts • joined 16 May 2013

You - vendor. Pin your ears back, I've got some things to tell you

Mk4

Hmmmm - vendors listening to the customer.

It's a novel concept. Not sure your average vendor is going to understand.

The rash of "new technologies" coming from companies small and large in the last year leaves me wondering if anyone in these companies acutally remembers why they are making this stuff in the first place.

I'm sure everyone has a jolly good time making new things and sales drones get all excited and dribble on themselves thinking about the bonuses they are going to get selling them. But in the end, we have to actually use this stuff to support real-world workloads and no vendor is making my life any easier.

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Forget the mobile patent wars – these web giants have patented your DATA CENTER

Mk4

Re: I'm going to use patents to paralyse the west

You just made me laugh out loud in the middle of the library where I should be working :-)

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Company selling you out? You've been TUPE-ed

Mk4

Lasted 5 years ... death of a thousand cuts

I got TUPEd from an industry job to an IT service provider. One thing about TUPE was that it enabled the IT SP to ignore the handover contract signed by my old employer and the new. We were supposed to get regular pay rises but never got them - the new employer always said that they were only obligated to deliver an existing equivalent package. They even tried to say that it mean't they were not allowed to offer an increase in remuneration. You can argue with an HR department bod all you like (I did) but in the end you have to get a lawyer or shutup and do something more constructive than waste your time on legal shenanigans with a a company that doesn't want you.

I like some of the other comments - treating it like a massively extended notice period in retrospect would have been the best thing to do (a year at most). 5 years was too much - and left me and a couple of others saying "all the good people left already - what does that make us! :-)". Now I've moved I can see how far down I fell and I'm going to have to spend at least a couple of years hard work getting back to the skill level I used to be at.

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EMC's ViPR: Is it really that venomous?

Mk4
WTF?

EMC late to the party?

NetApp has WFA which seems to be doing something at least similar to ViPR and of course there is also CDMI to stitch together heterogeneous storage subsystems into a coherent service. Having VMware in your back pocket is a nice way to make a link between the storage and application platforms, but then again VMware has an API too, which could just makes it an orchestratee rather than an orchestrator.

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