After latest 'twit-piss' mostly between NetApp and EMC, although HP also chimed in, I posted a tweet which most people seemed to agree with and it got retweeted a lot.
But sadly, I don't think it's true at all! I think really goes something along the lines of
'NTAP pretend to know shit about EMC who pretend to know shit about IBM who pretend to know shit about HDS who pretend to know....'
Well you get the gist of it.
'NTAP marketing know shit about EMC, whose marketing know about IBM whose...'
Well you get the gist again!
You see there's a big game going on here and actually it's not doing us the customer any particular favours; you see most of the big vendors know alot about their competitors kit, they just can't admit it. I, suspect like most of my readers, have visited large vendor facilities and have been given the full on guided tour; often on these tours, one is taken to the interoperability lab. What's in in the interoperability lab? Well, just about every flavour of competitive kit going. All in the name of testing interoperability but are you really telling me that more doesn't go on? Are you really telling me that performance tests are not run? Are you telling me that the kit is not put through the same type of torture tests that their own kit is put through and that the results are not pored over?
Frankly I don't believe it! So why don't we get to see the results? Funny isn't it!?
Perhaps it's just a Mutually Assured Disinformation pact!?