Just remember the last netapp hci product, evo:fail with a fas bolted to it.
Albeit late to market, NetApp is developing a hyper-converged infrastructure product, The Register has learned. We're told that NetApp will sell this new gear to ensure the company is not late to the next big inflection point in the storage market: storage-class memory (SCM). Speaking to El Reg from NetApp’s Insight event in …
Monday 26th September 2016 22:00 GMT Anonymous Coward
"If you are late you have the benefit of being able to observe and analyze the market and produce a better product...."
Translation: If you can't beat them - join them.
"...although there is always the risk you could be too late. As might have been the case in the all-flash array market..."
He makes it sound as if NetApp made a conscious decision to be late to the AF market. That's not the case - They've canned MARS OS and substituted it for another half baked product. It wasn't an act of choice but desperation.
"... but we dodged that bullet."
Speaks for itself... NetApp is dodging (imaginary) bullets instead of seizing opportunities.
NetApp is not a leader anymore - they're trying to catch up with whatever anybody else is doing.
Take some real risk and run with it instead of wasting money cancelling products half way through development.
Monday 26th September 2016 22:10 GMT Anonymous Coward
Wednesday 28th September 2016 23:05 GMT Anonymous Coward