Better than A-SIS?
Disclaimer: I work at NetApp.
Ignoring the rest of the speculation in the article since it was an entertaining read, I noticed this:
> NetApp would gain the DXi deduplication software which is a stronger technology than its own A-SIS deduplication.
Is it really stronger? I'd be interested to hear about any proof that the DXi technology has much value in primary production workloads which is where a lot of A-SIS is being used. I would suggest that being able to deduplicate production workloads is stronger than deduplicating static backup data.