Very hectic first three days of this week with a lot of issues going on at work, quite a few escalations, customer meetings, etc. Also working on a Business Plan for some new services we plan to offer over the next 3 months. Have meetings scheduled both today and Friday, so will have to go to the office for those. Initially was thinking may be work from home office and try to finish the business plan before the weekend.
Also this and next week is an agenda to finalize some of our marketing literature, so have some discussions setup with the marketing teams about it. Have to prepare for a sales kickoff meeting for the 2nd week of Feb. Working on finalizing the lab for our Solutions Group with EMC, Hitachi, NetApp and some HP, Sun and Wintel host, along with running the SRA Solution (Chris Evans – aka Storage Architect posted a blog earlier yesterday).
We have just signed up a deal with http://www.storagefusion.com to be their partners in US for Storage Resource Analysis (SRA) and plan to launch it to our existing and potential new Storage Customers as a SRM solution. Business is great these days, both growth and the revenue goals are being hit, but I do expect 2009 to be a challenging year.
If time permits this weekend want to work on an upcoming Blog or Blogs about EMC’s RAID 6 (Clariion and Symmetrix DMX), NetApp’s RAID DP and Hitachi’s RAID 6. Plan to probably write independent overviews about all these different platforms and the use of RAID 6. Also plan to give a comparison of this technology across multiple platforms.
To kind of accomplish that, will have to stay away from Linkedin, Twitter (StorageNerve) and Facebook for a few days. I do plan to assign some of the responsibilities by creating a position of a Group Manager for the Storage Professionals Group on Linkedin, currently I manage it myself and the group has more than 2000 users, if any of the readers are interested in being the Group Manager please let me know, I would absolutely love to talk to you.
For the best of my interest, I have to kind of go dormant for the next few days or a week to wrap up some of the important ongo
ing projects. I believe Feb 2009 will be another great month of blogging with at least some additional emphasis on Clariion Technology but importantly want to start discussing Symmetrix and DMX. I do run across quite a few Clariion, Celerra, Centera and BURA Blogs (Hardware & Software), but have seldom stepped into a detailed blog about Symmetrix DMX. Have a few topics in mind that I want to target, if any of the readers are interested in any special topics, please pass them on to me and will try to do the best to write about them.
By the way, going forward I will post a picture on each and every Blog….
Oh…I think it’s just Kewl……
Goodluck, enjoy the week and the weekend ahead….any important topics pop up, I will come back from the hiding…..
I just ran across 3 different pictures on one of our marketing brochures……
In the order, the pictures are as follows…..
What does our current business have to do with these pictures. Do I work for IT Company?
I am just confused….