* Posts by ManMountain1

50 posts • joined 22 Sep 2016

HPE may as well have stayed at home in bed: Biz turns non-profit as sales fall, costs rise

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Sounding bitter there!

Oh good. This'll go well. Amazon's Alexa will offer NHS advice

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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.

Weak AF array sales at NetApp leave analysts feeling cold

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It was 7 racks in your previous post, now it's 6. Hmm.

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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.

So close yet so far: Pure fingers manufacturing balls-up for leaving firm $20m wide of its target

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At what point should we expect a start up to begin to make a profit? Pure has been around for a while and losses are growing in line with revenues. Am I missing something?

Cloud giants, enterprise refreshes keep storage market poppin': Global sales up 20% in Q3

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Re: WTF, Hybrid?

Agree. if you're not selling hybrid arrays it's because you don't have a good one. They can be a surprisingly hard sell but enlightened customers are saving a fortune. PS. I can sell both but the hybrid is perfectly capable in almost all situations.

Tax the tech giants and ISPs until the bits squeak – Corbyn

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Re: Are we expected to ignore all the antisemitism from just the last 2 years

This place is becoming worse than Twitter for spouting this nonsense.

https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-antisemitism-political-parties

Do you NVMe? Pure Storage smirks at rivals amid 34% sales surge

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Dell could sell a lot more if they were happy to make a loss on every sale! In fact anyone could.

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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I'm amazed why people think things are suddenly going to be so different. It's like Y2K levels of hysteria again ... planes will drop out of the skies, etc. Sod all happened.

Slow-mo Tintri train-crash continues: Firm shuts up shop across Europe

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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.

Array with you: Hitachi's Vantara begins rip-and-replace rampage

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"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:

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!

Melchett:

That's right! Oxford's a complete dump!

Dell EMC PowerBricks VMAX... um, yeah, it's called PowerMax now

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They went all the way to Vegas for that set of announcements. That is the definition of lipstick on a pig ... VMAX rename and a bit faster, XtremIO cheaper. No wonder they are tanking!

HPE swallows cloud consultancy RedPixie

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Re: HP & their cloud message

They do now buddy. Both CTP and RedPixie are top of the tree for those skills.

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Re: HP & their cloud message

The future is hybrid. HPE has the skills to help you get there, manage your hybrid supply chain once you're there and provide you with the remaining infrastructure you're going to need. It's not rocket surgery.

From far from good to good from AFA: Flash array floggers jostle for position

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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?

Enterprise storage sitrep: The external array party is over

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Re: AFA just External - bit moderised

Agreed. External storage is external storage - as a concept. Who cares if it's SATA, SAS, SSD, NVMe, whatever. Diesel, petrol or electric engine, a car is still a car.

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Re: Centralized all flash is just an impressively bad idea.

I was literally about the say the same thing!!

As HPE trousers soaring profit, new CEO looks at cost-cutting Next plan and thinks: More of that!

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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!

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Re: Evryone is doing well

Everyone has options, not just the most talented ones! And if anything, it tends to be the less talented ones who jump ship every couple of years!

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Re: If your only tool is a hammer...

I don't believe Neri would have described it as the 'cost-cutting Next campaign'. That was one bit of it unfortunately but that bit is done. Next includes many facets and as I said before, the WFR was only the initial and most painful bit.

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Re: Evryone is doing well

Rubbish. The workforce reduction element of HPE Next is over (thankfully). HPE Next is a long term project about culture, systems, strategy, etc. The painful bit has been done.

Worst-case Brexit could kill 92,000 science, tech jobs across UK – report

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Re: Loyal Commenter

We're still giving it! We can't do anything with it until we stop!

Gulp. HPE's InfoSight self-repairs and makes 'proactive decisions'

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Past records? Maybe ask a Nimble customer what they think about Infosight and then comment!

UK.gov told to tread carefully with transfer of data sets to NHS Digital

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Wasn't it Labour's $11Bn project that eventually got canned?

HPE gets carried array with HPC: Partners up with DDN

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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.

Superdome X gets pumped on Skylake to become Superdome Flex

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Re: I've been

I accept your comment in that hardware vendors might be expected to have a hard time in coming years, but I can't see HPE disappearing up in smoke before any others do. It may have got smaller but the hardware bit of it is still ticking along and still generating a tidy profit.

HPE HQ to leave Palo Alto birthplace as it 'consolidates' offices

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The Aruba offices are meant to be seriously state of the art though so can see why it was selected.

HMRC's switch to AWS killed a small UK cloud business

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It's not a 'lower cost to the taxpayer' if a tax paying business goes under, along with the tax revenues from its' workforce, in favour of a tax avoiding monster like Amazon! The Government should not spend a penny with any organisation who isn't paying appropriate levels of taxation in the UK!

HPE confirms Belfast-based 3PAR engineering office to close

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Massive revenues? PP is actually quite a niche product. A lot of customers don't even take array based sync replication, let alone peer persistence. It's bad news for the team themselves, but the development will not be stopping!

Nutanix reports record revenues for first year since going public

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So everything they sell for $1, costs them $1.50 to 'make'. I find that quite hard to see as a success.

Gartner mystics name Rubrik Miss Data Centre Backup 2017

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HPE probably not that bothered as they have consciously stepped away from having their own solution and now partner with just about everyone, including Commvault, Veeam and Rubrik

HPE's Nimble Secondary Flash Array uses... disk?

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Re: Doesn't matter what you call them, doesn't change what they are

It's "secondary flash" ... it's not being sold on performance by the sounds of it.

HPE flashes out 3PAR, Nimble and MSA kit

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Re: 9450 size can't be right

4 controllers is 4U. Same form factor as the 8000.

Infinidat puts array to the test, says it 'wrecks' Pure and EMC systems

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I'm still none the wiser, to be honest! You did a test ... we don't really know what it was, but you're saying it was awesome!

Proprietary: Pure sticks to flash module design, becomes a direct flasher

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Re: FUD or did you not do your homework?

The article definitely says 3U = 183TB raw = 1PB effective. How 5:1 data reduction can turn 183TB RAW, into 1PB effective is very hard to comprehend.

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Page doesn't exist! I think you mean

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/13/pure_drops_to_fifth_overtaken_by_ibm/

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?

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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.

Oh, 3PAR. One moment you're gliding along. The next, you're in the rain as HPE woos Nimble

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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!

Why did Nimble sell and why did HPE buy: We drill into $1.2bn biz deal

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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.

HPE CEO Whitman says everything's 'on the right track' as sales are literally decimated

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Re: Innovation - not so much

Which big company doesn't buy 'innovation' these days? NetApp? Dell / EMC? Cisco? Stop me when I get even vaguely warm?

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Re: Innovation

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.

Surprise! HPE says nothing about ProLiant server hardware for SimpliVity OmniCubes

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Strange title to this article given that the first thing I saw when I went to the Simplivity site is that it's now available on HPE Servers!

Hyperconvergered-ception: HPE swallows SimpliVity

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Who pays attention to downvotes anyway?

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Re: Has HPE not filed Chapter 11, yet ?

You might want to check the share price ... all been going rather well over the past few years! :)

A tale of two conferences: AWS storms ahead, HPE seems to flounder

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And yet HPE is one of the most successful tech firms in terms of share price in the past couple of years, and seems to be faring better than other traditional vendors. The real test, agreed though, is the next few years as being one of the best in a shrinking market isn't sustainable.

AWS' UK cloud hitched to British-based iron

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That explains why the trainline app keeps freezing all the time.

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I didn't realise they hosted trainline. Not sure if the move was recent but I use it every day and it's been terrible the past couple of weeks, freezing all the time.

Pluck-over-success underdog hires Olympic ski jumper as Xmas bash speaker

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Seems very appropriate ... went downhill fast and finished in last place.

I'm here all week!

Nutanix makes thundering great loss, stock market hardly blinks

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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.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise bigwig chuckles at talk of buyout talks

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HPE's shares are at a 52 week high and it's by far one of the best performing tech stocks in the past 12 months! Might have to wait a little for the market cap to come down!

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