Sounding bitter there!
50 posts • joined 22 Sep 2016
Alexa is just a glorified search engine. Most of us probably google our symptoms trying to self-diagnose anyway. Not always a good idea but we do. Don't even see why this is news, to be honest. It's just another portal for the health paranoid and whether you type something in, or ask Alexa verbally, they will have your data. If you don't like that, don't ask.
Re: End of storage coming
You will see almost all companies going hybrid but the cloud reverse claim, in my experience, is largely an urban myth. Many, even large orgs, false started on their cloud journey but are focused on getting it right rather than reversing it. Almost all orgs are in agreement that hybrid will prevail but there is still a cloud first mentality, and it's gathering pace.
Re: Violin Systems - REDUX
They were still losing money on May 21st, and at an increasing rate:
"The company reported first-quarter net losses of $64.3 million, or 29 cents a share, compared with net losses of $57.2 million, or 28 cents a share, in the year-ago period."
I'm pretty sure I have heard them say that they have cash for acquisitions though.
"Hitachi Vantara's VSP is one of three classic big iron arrays; the others being Dell EMC's PowerMax, IBM's DS8000 and Infinidat's Infinibox" ... Infinidat is classic big iron??
Reminds me of Blackadder:
I leapt on the opportunity to test you. I asked if he'd been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Hull. You failed to spot that only two of those are great universities!
That's right! Oxford's a complete dump!
This really is a nonsense table. An array is an array - why do we differentiate between AFA, hybrid and non-AFA when they all basically do the same thing, just some do it faster. They're not different markets these days. These are all general purpose storage arrays. Especially puzzling is the way some vendors are broken down by family but others aren't?
Re: If your only tool is a hammer...
"I believe Q1 is a solid proof point that shows we are doing the right things. But there's still more work to do. We remain focused on executing our strategy, driving HPE Next and continue to introduce innovative products and services our customers are looking for." ... no mention of cost cutting. Poor journalism by The Reg!
Re: remember when
Yawn! Have you been in a bubble for a decade? Remember when the world was a different place and anyone other than start ups used to invent stuff. What was the last thing EMC invented? Or NetApp? Which large vendor invents all their own stuff these days? Or doesn't partner with other organisations for requirements? For both tax and timing reasons, acquiring startups is a much better way forward! That's the model that everyone follows these days.
Page doesn't exist! I think you mean
Pure coming from nowhere? AFA's are relatively new and arguably Pure was one of the first to market! And the article says the current 10% is the 3rd period its' share has dropped in a row. Suggests that in recent times, since the other vendors have got their acts together, Pure aren't doing so well?
Still doesn't add up. Each 3U can hold 10 x modules = 183TB raw. But the 1PB effective by your maths would need 20 modules. Either the register or Pure are being a bit misleading. The 1PB effective, based on 5:1 would be in 6U, not 3U.
In fact reading back they are definitely claiming 1PB effective in 3U (ie. 10 modules) so they ARE claiming 10:1 which is very 'optimistic'.
"1PB effective capacity in 3U, 183 TB raw!" ... Hmmmm.
Re: Is it my imagination
How many major vendors invent? There is a whole ecosystem out there that relies on the fact that startups innovate, some wither and die and the best ones get bought (which was their intention from the start). What was the last thing that EMC, NetApp, IBM, whoever 'invented'? And as if SVC was Falconstor ... inbound vs out of bound virtualisation for starters. HP used to rebadge Falconstor SDS for a short while. They were very much competing technologies. And DS8000 is clearly IBM's IP as it used to be bloody great big RS/6000 arrays under the hood! You just throw random criticisms around in the hope someone believes your drivel!
Re: A sad day
Bitter much? Customers who chose Nimble did it because they thought it was the best product - better than EVERYONE else they considered! Or maybe cheaper? Or for whatever reason. But it takes a bitter and twisted HPE-hater to assume that every other vendor's success is down to an 'anything but HPE' strategy from customers. HPE were one of the few vendors that actually grew market share in Q4.
Show me a traditional competitor of HPE that is innovating. For years, all the innovation in this industry has come from small startups who are hoping to get bought! Innovation in big companies is always hard as you often need to start with a blank sheet of paper, and that's tough to do when you have a customer base to serve and shareholders to appease.
This market is changing very rapidly. I'd assess all the options at the point you're ready to spend the cash. Don't buy purely on a potentially flawed perception of what seems hot right now! You're right to be concerned ... the move from funky, aggressive start up to sustainable business is a tricky one in today's market and the losses curve shows no signs of heading even vaguely in the right direction right now.