I'm still on holiday (Hooray!) but since we all knew this was coming I will say that if Monshaw paid the rumored $300M+ price tag the Israeli press says he has then he was had.
This is one of my reading weeks where I chew through everything I didn't get a chance to read over the past year so I've stuff to do. Later folks.
For a reason which is beyond me (Though I have an idea and it involves keeping up with Hopkinton) IBM are running around saying that XIV is "Web 2.0 Storage". Huh? It's no such thing it's supposed to be a high performance traditional Tier 1 replacement. That's what it was designed to be back when they intro'd it in 05 and it's what they pitch it as being on their recently updated website. And when I say recent I mean from an intro page to a live site in the space of a few hours.
If it were Web 2.0 storage like the Amazon S3's or Nirvanix's or Google's of the world it would be object based. XIV isn't. If it were there would be no concept of block based volumes (virtual volumes in XIV's case) to speak of. I can see them looking to this as a DS8x00 series replacement but Web 2.0 bulk storage?
It ain't that.