back to article Formation Data Systems? More like formatted data systems: Upstart shuts down

Startup Formation Data Systems has shuttered its operations, we're told. Sources familiar with the matter said it closed down on May 16. MArk_Lewis Boss ... Mark Lewis Formation was cofounded in 2013 by chairman and CEO Mark Lewis and chief operating officer Andy Jenks, who had been an entrepreneur in residence at EMC …

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trying to do too much

looks like they, along with some other startups out there are just trying to do too much when it comes to storage. Scale out, scale up, hybrid, hyper converged, file and block etc etc.. it's hard enough to get one of those working right. Anything I read that says someone is trying to do it all I can't help but just ignore them, too scary a thought having that much complexity in the code base for a storage company.

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Re: trying to do too much

That's why some of the All Flash startups were so succesful... they did All Flash and not much else.

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Re: trying to do too much

I think you'll find that almost all of the All Flash startups were only successful at burning VC money and generating losses.

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"Actively pursuing new opportunities"

I must remember that is the tech executive euphemism for being out of work.

Every day reading The Register teaches me something new.

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