back to article Pure Storage swallows Swedish filer biz for its, er, purely file storage software

All-flash array supplier Pure Storage has bought Compuverde, a Swedish scale-out filer software business, giving it an entrée into the classic file storage market. Last February, IBM OEM'd Compuverde's product as its Spectrum NAS, positioned as scale-out NAS with less file storage capabilities than Big Blue's high-end Spectrum …

  1. JacobZ
    Headmaster

    Moot point

    Nice usage of the rarely-seen usage of "moot" in the sense of "open to question" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moot). Well done!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Will IBM, for example, wish to continue OEM'ing the software when it is owned by a strong FlashSystem array competitor?"

    Probably not, but will anyone notice until the next big iron refresh cycle?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      ...maybe Pure will now become an even more attractive acquisition target for IBM, whose in house storage portfolio is also way past its sell-by date.

  3. RollTide14

    Isn't FlashBlade a scale out filer? What am I missing here?

    1. baspax

      It is but very limited in protocols (NFS and s3) and meant for data throughput and not serving a gazillion users on half a million different clients.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The death of FlashBlade

    What's happening here is obvious but not in the article so I'll translate this for you: This means the death of FlashBlade and the invention of new Frankenstorage from Pure.

    When your innovation fails, you buy software-defined masking tape.

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