IBM tech expert here garners top company honor
David Wichner Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:00 am
Computing giant IBM Corp. has named a Tucson-based storage-technology expert one of seven new IBM Fellows, Big Blue’s highest technical honor.
Vincent Hsu, chief technology officer for disk storage systems with IBM in Tucson, has a long history of innovation in storage system design, “creating workload optimized solutions through intelligent data placements and championing IBM’s increasing success in growth markets,” the company said.
Hsu is the founding architect for Easy Tier, IBM’s next generation of storage virtualization – a method used in high-end data center operations to link storage components regardless of physical location, to pool resources while maximizing efficiency and flexibility.
IBM’s Tucson operation at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park has one other active Fellow. Mike Kaczmarski, chief integration architect at IBM Tivoli software systems, won the honor in 2009.
Only 238 individuals have been named Fellows in IBM’s 101-year history, including 77 active employees, the company said. IBM has more than 400,000 employees worldwide.
Did you know?
IBM Corp. dedicated its Tucson computer-storage facility in 1980, and by the mid-1980s, about 5,000 workers were developing and manufacturing tape and other storage products.
IBM moved the manufacturing part of the operation to San Jose, Calif., in 1988, leaving design and development here.
Big Blue ranks 35th among Southern Arizona employers, with an estimated 1,350 local employees at the start of 2011, according to the Star 200 survey of major employers.
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