UPDATE: 9/23/2009, 12:07am EST – There’s another chapter in this saga here. If you haven’t read this, start by reading this, and then follow to the next chapter (the Oracle response).
Folks, you know that I’ve been on this fight for a while.
But today, the blogosphere is starting to light up – and I’m hoping it’s the beginning of the end.
The long and short is that Oracle senior execs are saying “no one is telling us that our support stance for VMware is a problem for them”. See posts at Yellow-Bricks here, OracleStorageGuy here, and NTPRO.NL (Eric Sloof) here.
Now, I’m not going to ask to flood that poor Oracle dude’s mailbox, but will ask you – dear reader – for action.
I’m not just an iSCSI-post-writing nerd (though am that guy too) – but for better or worse (sometimes it’s better, sometimes it’s worse :-), the buck stops with me when it comes to VMware-related things at EMC, and for our larger customers, this is one of the pain points.
We’ve been working behind the scenes on something we think might help with this situation. If you are a large enterprise customer, and are serious (no crazies please), I would like to bounce our proposal off you. The question is “does it make you more willing to virtualize Oracle on VMware if….”
If you’re serious about Oracle, and you’re serious about VMware – I want to talk to you. You can find my email address, or just post a comment (I will anonymously see your email address).
I need to talk to you about this in the next 2 weeks.
Thanks – and let’s not just take it – either follow the advice on the two posts I linked to, or if you want a more formal approach please reach out to me.