Anybody who served in armed forces and fought on behalf of country is a good guy in my books. So Hu Yoshida, you may be voted by me as worst corporate blogger but you are still a good guy.
My criticism was due to the impression your blog entries gave out - Recipe of typical industry white papers:
Half to two-third technology + Rest product = Technology White Paper by a Vendor
My feedback: Let your personality shine in your blog entries, and you have good one according to industry journalists! The blog is as much about you and what is in your head instead of just rowing HDS boat.
Reading Where should intelligence reside? reminded me of a SNIA conference call four years ago, where storage vendors were bickering about virtualization, host vs. storage vs. switch vs. appliance, in-band vs. out-of-band, file vs. block, blah ... blah ... blah.
In last three years, I talked to lot of companies (up and down the food chain) and I have the opinion that in general (exceptions rule sometime):
Sales focuses on what is coming down the pipeline next quarter
Marketing focuses on what is coming down the pipeline next year
Product management focuses on what is coming down the pipeline in two years
C-executive focuses on what may happen in three years and beyond.
So, Mr. Yoshida, I rather read your thoughts about how the Seagate-Maxtor merger changes the market dynamics of data storage industry and your visions of where the industry is heading. Let your marketing people chime on "Where virtualization should reside" and "VMware works better with HDS than EMC storage".
On the topic of Seagate-Maxtor merger, actually I would really like to read thoughts of NetApp's Dave Hitz as he is big fan of Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma and whether he sees it as continuation of established threatened by emerging in disk drive industry.
I am really looking to generate discussion on where storage virtualization should reside. Perhaps you can post your position. Comment by Hu Yoshida
Why would you want to re-hash an issue that has been beaten to death already and most probably better addressed by HDS marketing department by now?
I think anyone, who believes virtualization with in storage infrastructure resides at any one specific location only, should quit smoking whatever they are smoking. In my opinion, storage virtualization is just a cog in larger infrastructure wheel that supports "Information any where, any time, any way" aka Information Virtualization. Anything that resides between information and its users will be virtualized eventually.
He shines some light on aspects of the technology that us journalist types skipped in school. A message by Terry Sweeney, Byte & Switch in response to my blog entry .
Terry, they still don't teach this stuff in school. May be Hu Yoshida should consider encouraging other HDS folks to blog and address such issues and let him address larger picture.
I am familiar with your work and follow your blogs. Comment by Hu Yoshida
Hey, thanks for the comments and reading my blog ... I didn't know I have readers in upper echelon of the kingdom!