16 posts • joined Friday 3rd September 2010 07:20 GMT
Not to mention market validation.
Great job EMC.
Well done to both EMC and NetApps for gifting Pure and Nimble with some fantastic free advertising. Saved Pure and Nimble quite a few marketing $$'s
Since when was marketing reality?
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
How long will this be a product?
Given as previously documented here on el reg, NetApps past CTO is off with a team of 40 engineers building an all flash array. You have to ask how long this product will be in play. Looks more like a stop gap tactical solution to keep their hat in the all flash storage game. Slapping SSD's in where HDD's were is not the answer.
HP Dump Violin
this should put a huge hole in the IPO boat....
I guess with that many totally incompatible products there is a lot to launch. And a lot for customers to upgrade and manage. Still with all that it will drive sales for EMC, Expect More Complexity....
On its way, ask your SE about FlashPools http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/20/netapp_news/
Flash will undoubtedly be a feature of some description of data storage solutions moving forward. Irrespective if it's in the server, storage cache or flash as part of the storage array itself.
Flash however is not going to replace disk, simply because data is being created faster than flash is. So therefore where does it go? Disk and tape. The CMO of Seagate (of course he has an interest) recently commented that in order to store 50% of data being produced today flash manufacturers would have to invest $195bn in new factories to make flash. That is not going to happen.
So however pretty and attractive flash is right now and hysteria that surrounds it, disk is here to stay, so is tape for that matter.
Simple supply and demand logistics, irrespective of price point claims and marketing hype.
SSD outperforms disk shocker....
Direct competition with customers
Many service providers and cloud service companies will be building their infrastructures on HP products. I wonder how long they will want to buy from a company who is now a direct competitor?
Should take no time at all of HP to integrate 3Par into their stack. I expect the usual level of integration as seen with their other products. Take off the 3par badge, put on a HP badge. Do a bit of powerpoint magic and hope people don't ask too many questions.
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