Looking to the future
I think we will hear immediately from the established HCI players that this is just a "me too" play from NetApp. In my opinion what sets this product apart from most "1.0" product launches is that the core of the product is version 10 of the industry proven and widely deployed Element OS. This isn't a HyperFlex situation where 75% of the features are missing and an unproven storage platform. The stability, scalability, and feature set of this solution matches anything currently shipping from the more mature HCI products. This is a solid foundation for NetApp to build on (no pun intended) so I expect a lot of good things from this product as it moves past first launch.