back to article NetApp is hyped about its under-wraps hyper-converged system

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 …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just remember the last netapp hci product, evo:fail with a fas bolted to it.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    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.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      That's a trip. Where have you been the last 12 months? Don't answer that - it's rhetorical.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    NetApp Sales Rep:

    "Dear Customer, we can sell you the Model T (FAS) or a Chinese knockoff of whatever our competitors were doing two years ago."

    "I suggest you go with the Model T. It does everything our competitors were doing 5 years ago, but in one box."

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Update: Development of new NetApp HCI Product cancelled

    The Ontap development team claims the FAS product can now also do Hyper Converged in 3 years time. To reduce product overlap and roadmap complexity any R&D funds are diverted into Ontap Development, as usual.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    better late..

    Better late than.. um, actually, no. Too late. Go home.

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