Re: The "Spectrum" branding just doesn't work for me.
"So you get the situation where, for example, Spectrum Virtualize is also called Storwize.
It's not! Spectrum Virtualize is the code decoupled from SVC, which can be run independently of the appliance, much the same way Spectrum Accelerate is the decoupled code from XiV.
Naturally, IBM have incorporated this code in some of their storage devices, AFAIK they still sell the SVC appliance, have incorporated the code on both Storwize and FlashSystems, now with the option to buy it as software only.
As I previously stated 'Spectrum' is largely a collection of software assets, harmonising and consolidating it's storage software assets under a single unfied brand, as well as consolidating features and functions is nothing more than common sense
In my experience those who are easily confused by 'freedom of choice' don't understand their own use cases and probably lack the ability to think outside the box, I thought the industry/market was suppose to be shifting away from dictatorships?