Monday, 27 February 2006

The technical solution is not always the best

As an architect, the best technical solution should win out every time. This week I've come to realise that the technical solution isn't always best. I've had to deal with not putting forward the technical solution I know is the most appropriate in favour of a technically inferior solution which is more politically acceptable.

I pondered for a while, should I accept the compromise or not? In the end I decided that it would be best to state my principles and agree to accept a compromise technical design. Let's hope its acceptable. If not, I can always say I told you so.

Thursday, 23 February 2006

Back to Blogging

I'm sure some people think writing a blog is some sort of personal journey to self expression. Some probably think it more akin to self promotion. Well what ever reason it is, I'm back writing again. This time I've chosen a new more neutral home.

So what am I going to talk about. OK, I'm a Storage Architect. What the hell is that then? It means I design (or try to design) large scale data storage infrastructures. It doesn't mean I design big yellow buildings you can use to store all your old furniture or stuff you can't be bothered to sell or throw away.

So here I am. I hope you will find what I write interesting and worthwhile. I hope I find it worthwhile too....