Should GreenBytes separate its hardware and software? The storage firm sells an IO Offload Engine which stores deduplicated virty desktop images in its own flash hardware and ships them out to client devices. It's essentially a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) accelerator for storage arrays that runs alongside them and …
There's a huge list of companies that want you to buy their hardware when all you want is their software (destroying a huge potential market), Nutanix and Riverbed are two that spring to mind. So nothing new really.
Oh, and Dataplex on the consumer end (it's just software but they only sell to OEMs? Get out..)
I had this same argument with Tintri two weeks ago. They did not seem impressed with the idea of simply punting the software. *sigh*
you dont get to charge 10k per TB if you do that.
You don't need to, if you leave the hardware up to the customer...
Why not Atlantis ILIO? Already software, already works.