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According to a private Piper Jaffray note to its clients, NetApp is preparing to announce a 10 per cent work force reduction, about 1,300 people, in under-performing areas of its business such as Engenio, the acquired LSI disk array business. The idea is, according to Piper Jaffray, for NetApp to maintain a solid operating …

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NetApp layoffs insane

NetApp is no longer the best place to work. Their latest layoffs include a number of long term senior CLOUD strategists and Enterprise Architects who were hired to help provide the company with direction and focus on Cloud.

One can only assume, that the entrenched incumbent sales leaders have stuck their heads in the sand, preferring to continue to sell in outdated modes, via storage based solution sales, rather than helping their partners and their channel design and build truly competitive Cloud services. Their ignorance of Service Strategy, Design, and the basic tenets of ITIL and ISTM will well serve their competition well, and white box storage behind well designed Cloud Services based on Open Source will continue to eat their lunch.

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NetApp has indeed laid off people

And, in spite of its desire to move forward with CLOUD offerings, any of its layoffs are amoungst senior technologists with experience in CLOUD execution and strategy. I fear this bodes poorly for NetApp. And Shame on NetApp, after a banner year, to lay off people, in the face of huge commissions and payoffs just to prop up the stock price. Shame on NetApp, one of the best places to work, no longer is. Shame shame, that its senior leadership reacts knee jerk, and tries to build by destruction, rather than by construction and growth.

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Lay-offs took place

I was told by one person anonymously that 900 people were laid off by NetApp in US yesterday, mostly older people. It's not verified.

Chris.

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New ownership model forcing changes

Interesting view on NetApp regarding cloud technology "their (NetApp) technology is not well positioned for where the future in storage will occur, such as big data and cloud computing" full article - http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-05-16/netapp-is-said-to-be-pushed-by-elliott-to-change-its-board-1

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