Now I’m really confused. Jon Benson running storage, David Yen heading up microelectronics… haven’t we seen this movie before?Read More Deja vu at Sun
I’ve been visiting TheSunOperationFormerlyKnownAsStorageTek in Louisville, CO this week, for a series of meetings. For the most part these have revolved around the alignment of technology roadmaps and how best to use ex-STK technology in Sun products and vice versa. As with all such projects, the purpose of the meeting is not to make the…Read More Seasonable socializing
I’m visiting Louisville and Broomfield in Colorado this week as part of the ongoing Sun+StorageTek integration work, and so I took the first flight from Boston to Denver this morning. I had a couple of surprises. First, I was upgraded to first class for some reason (something to do with rectifying another travel agency screwup).…Read More "The computers are down…."
Yesterday was the first of two big days in the Sun+StorageTek integration work I’m doing here in Colorado. First, we gathered most of the employees at StorageTek’s Louisville facility and Sun’s Broomfield campus in the courtyard at Broomfield for executive speeches, food, music (too loud, but never mind), networking, and celebration. That was from 10…Read More Partying, networking
As I mentioned, I’m visiting the StorageTek facility in Louisville, Colorado this week and next. I find that there are two distinct aspects to what I’m doing here. The obvious bits are the formal meetings – reviewing engineering processes, planning various meetings between Sun and StorageTek engineers* (including a big colloquium next week), and coming…Read More Approaching the end of a hectic week
I flew out from Boston to Denver this afternoon for a ten-day visit to StorageTek. I have an unusual role in all of this, with one foot in engineering and the other in human resources. My main objective is to facilitate the smooth integration of the Sun and StorageTek engineering communities. Now as you’d expect…Read More Back to Colorado
This afternoon we finally got the email announcing that the Sun–StorageTek deal had officially closed. I’ve been waiting anxiously for this moment, because for the last month or two I’ve been a member of the Integration Team, working on various aspects of the deal. I’m having an absolute blast, working with some really great people…Read More Now I can start to blog about it….