14 posts • joined Wednesday 28th July 2010 10:18 GMT
Re: VMware's stalling sales shouldnt be a surprise
Even some VMware shops are starting to look at, and even implement an alternative stack. VMware might have the most features, but the pricing model is starting to hurt them, especially with MS pitching Hyper-V very aggressively alongside SCCM.
Virtualisation seems to be losing some of its sheen, especially with the software vendors screwing customers with archaic and complex licencing models. It's here, and it's becoming a commodity, but it isn't always the silver bullet that promised 7 years ago.
I realise showing any sort of enthusiasm or support for a Microsoft product is considered an act of high treason around here, but I'm beginning to think that the new WP8 platform on Nokia hardware bundled with some truly useful Nokia apps and services could be a compelling product.
The bubble is about to burst. It will be spectacular.
Is there a way of subscribing to this podcast using a RSS feed? Being a prol, I've only got a Nokia phone, and would love to use the stone age podcast software to listen to this as I change the SDLT tapes on the company DEC VAX.
Netapp continue to grow, despite the issues developing when you stress the array with too much random I/O when the capacity reaches above approx 70%. Barry Burke to getting increasingly angry at this.
Brocade to be bought by HP or maybe an outside shot at EMC - buying back some of the IP they sold when getting rid of McData. Storage, networking, virtualization, middle-ware.
HDS to continue selling, with no fuss, and with terrible software.
EMC to release ControlCentre without host agents, and using SMC for all configuration changes. Still Java, still too bloated.
I won't make an attempt at XIV. Does it sell, is it selling, is it going to be axed, does it do what it says it does, would IBM sell a dud?
Driven to drink
I have great time for Brocade, they release brilliant products (I recently saw a Silkworm 12000 that had an uptime of 8 and a half years), and it is always good to see an industry giant like Cisco fail to dominate an area which they think they should.
But I'd have to agree with JustaKOS. All this cloud stuff is doing my nut in, it's just another way of selling storage, servers, networking, OS and middleware. Same as it has ever been. EMC's "journey to the private cloud"? I've seen one, it's called a data centre.
So I now own Netapp shares as they are going to be taken over by IBM, I own Brocade shares as they are going to be taken over by HP/IBM, and I own Compellent shares as they are going to be taken over by someone.
Thanks' El Reg for all the tips!
They appear to have made big improvements on the software side of things, always something they managed to fall down spectacularly on. I never thought I'd see anything as bloated and clunky as EMC ControlCentre - until I had to work with Hitachi Command Suite.
The hardware is never less than spectacular, solid as a rock. Wouldn't get much more than the door of the cabinet for $234,000.
I can't see how the Dell/EMC reseller relationship is going to last much longer. They are now competing against them in block and file based storage. Is the Dell rep going to push ultra-expensive Symmetrix, when they can push their own merely very expensive 3PAR kit?
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