And the winner is........................................
NetApp and their customers!
After all those rumours that Elisson was interested in gobbling up NetApp, it's good to know that NetApp will remain independant and carry on with the good channel focused model that works so very well for the Integrators.
Yes, we the channel based NetApp advocates can now breath a sigh of relief!
Although the Oracle aquisition of Pillar comes as no surprise. It's Larry's money and he's just keeping tabs on it.
As quirky and autocratic PIllar were reputed to be in the past, they had improved and hired some new sales bods who actually understand storage. It was all coming together so very nicely too, but it seems as if Pillar may now slide into the cesspit of bullshit that Oracle customers are so accustomed to.,
Let's sit back and see just how channel unfriendly Pillar may become now that it's part of the Oracle monster..