People hungry for storage technology details will not be impressed by Dave Hitz's history of NetApp, How To Castrate A Bull. All they will learn about WAFL, Hitz's seminal invention underpinning NetApp's filer success is that it is "Absolutely wonderful technology that our non-technical customers don't really want to hear about …
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"One example he uses to illustrate an engineer's mindset is the half-glass one - optimists say it's half full, pessimists that it's half empty... and an engineer that it's an oversized glass. Priceless."
Now that is indeed, a priceless gem.
I would like to paraphrase it with particular regard to Semantic Web AIR&dDevelopment aka, in one of what would be only one of an infinite number of possible guises/IntelAIgently Designed Entities, AI ProgramMING for Virtualising Cloud for Stealthy Stay Healthy Security Cover ..... optimists say it's half full, pessimists that it's half empty ... and IDEntities that it's an undersized vase for ITs FlowurPowers.
And as a matter of not unrelated relevance in Network Appliances, AI ProgramMING presently BetaTesting BBC Integrity and Future Fitness for Royal Charter and Agreement Purpose, as per Founding agreement. But more on that as and when and if required in the Public Domain.
"There is no mention of the Spinnaker acquisition, nor of NetApp product clustering. In fact, NetApp's acquisitions are left out - an omission of a topic that perhaps should have been included." ... Probably sensitive proprietary information contained within any mention relating to "Perhaps there is a third future history in action now and NetApp's response to cloud computing is included in it?" ..... for in an Age of Data, IT is all about either of two Disciplines, Phishing or Phorming .... but, of course, only one of them Leads All the Others.
Dave Hitz, ....One of those Real Master of the Universe Types who Realise that Power is Chaos without ITs Control and therefore IT Control of Shared Information Renders you the CyberIntelAIgents for Reign and when in Clouds, TitanICQ Rains?
That would certainly be the direct question amfM HyperRadioProActivity would be asking of him and his Mindset.
Nice real news article, Chris. Thanks.
Oversized glass ?
Yeah, because there's no reason to believe that the drinker will want a top up next round. Is Hitz the real-life BadAnalogyGuy ?
Boffin with oversized glasses.
"....One example he uses to illustrate an engineer's mindset is the half-glass one - optimists say it's half full, pessimists that it's half empty... and an engineer that it's an oversized glass...." Surely that should be "an engineer sees a glass with built-in room for future expansion"?
?Talking of which - lunch!
I know there are some great NAS products out there from vendors like Bluearc and Isilon but I didn't realise that NetApp was consigned to the history books already.
Paris as NetCrap arrays go down more often then her...