Still Funny -
you are funny because all you can focus on is the things HP has done. Not what they are capable of doing or the capability of what they used to be able to do and vacuous absence of originality that permeates the company.
FUD is about Fear Uncertainty and Doubt. I have not published any such statements. Having worked during the Lou, Carly, Mark and Leo years. I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the smartest in the industry. From ol' days of test and measurement, to healthcare and the large systems group building MPE/HP0UX platforms.
It is not FUD to state that HP is rudderless. it is self evident in how they operate. The divisions they sell-off. The companies/technologies they acquire.
They lack direction, vision - hell conviction. This is a systemic issue with the shell that is left that is HP. As a customer you know how well and efficeintly they can take your order to how many proliants you would like to take deliver of this quarter or how many additional arrays/drives that you need to have installed at your secondary site.
Ask them to solve your business issues? Ask them to help you innovate a new business process that helps your company take a strategic lead in your operation. With all the technology and all the capability HP is not innovating.
3PAR and HDS have supported SSD devices for a while now. Issuing a press release that 3PAR/SSD is the direction is worthless. It was last year. As customer of HPs are going to state that you have not heard about installing SSDs in the existing 3PAR frames even the XP/P-Series from HDS? or even the storage blades and managing them with Lefthand software. Certainly not - you have already mentioned that you know how to google. So you have certainly had the opportunity to fact check anything your HP Sales team has been to update you on. Remember Agility...
Can you sales person suggest that Violin Arrays with a DL380 Gen8 server is the best solution for your needs - or will you hear endlessly about what is on the truck,,,,
Whether we like it or not the IT world is moving to more generalized cloud based service providers for back-office application delivery.
With all the insight and capability that Mott brought to the greater HP ecosystem and the massive D/C consolidation story that he shlepped around the world to speak about - How is possible that no one, Not Mark Hurd, Not Ann Livermore, Not Martin Fink, Not Mike Nefkins/John Vestin (do I need to mention leo) and apparently Meg can figure out how to take the global services capability of EDS and their Tier1 Data Center Capability and deliver a service model that rivals Amazon et al in providing elastic compute/storage services.
With MPE, OPENVMS, HP-UX, Tandem OS, seem like one or mabye three people at HP might understand multi-tenancy and being able to lock to OS services models to provide a secure operating platform.
With their co-engineering with HDS set to expire/renew soon perhaps they can even continue on building highly-available disk based elastic storage farms.
As for SAGE - again not FUD - but you will have to dig deep at HP to find anyone there who worked on it.
It was project kicked off between HP and Oracle to develop a data warehouse platform that enabled greatly improved storage performance IO Bogged down systems such as Itanium - getting results for all those predicate chains requires a lot of IO/bandwidth to keep those caches full.
There was a small group that did try to innovate - remember NeoView - right idea, wrong platform (possibly) definitely not the right leadership to pull it off.
A appliance based approach to business intelligence will never work ( Exadata, Greenplum, Neteeza Teradata,...)
It is not FUD to state the HP could not buy a great idea if PT Barnum tried to sell it to them.
So yes as long you focus on the trees HP keeps talking about your posts to my statement are funny - because like HP you are focused on the wrong things.