VSP and VMAX Tier 1 Shenanigans
Hu Yoshida, CTO of Hitachi Data Systems and long time legend of the storage industry is a person I respect a lot. Hu and I recently engaged in a discussion around the validity of architectures like VSP and their designation as Tier 1, which Hu summarised in a recent blog post wrote. Hu has asked that I summarise my thoughts on the topic in a blog post so that he can fully digest and potentially answer. Here goes.
NOTE: Although the discussion Hu and I had was over Twitter, I should point out that I have met Hu many times in person and he is an absolute legend and despite being over 70 years old would kick my rear in a fist fight!