There is lot of stuff I would like to share with my readers, from Data Domain to Storage Management to my commentary on several interesting storage entries in blogosphere. I just need to find enough time to put my thoughts in Office OneNote.
The SAN file system project implementation was an interesting experience. The project was supposed to be simple and quick install. But everything that could go wrong, went wrong. Fortunately, in the end, everything was resolved to customer's satisfaction. In retrospect, everything came down to our overconfidence and in turn oversight of critical issues during planning. For me, the lesson learnt from this project was, even if someone is working in a team as a team:
- Someone has to take accountability,
- Someone has to take ownership, and
- Someone has to be an Octopus with tentacles in every pot! to know what is going on in each pot.
Look for more thoughts on this product, technology and business strategy in future entries. To sum it up in few words, when I look at Data Domain today, I see VMware near its inflection point.