HPe alliance- wow
Dellware must be concerned...
33 posts • joined 10 Mar 2017
FlashBlade came to the market with fanfare and bravado. They put their best sales leader in charge and off they went. The Flash sales team was tasked to try and sell a product that no one had any idea how to sell. Then, they build a sales team to try and sell it as an overlay. Then, you hear all about the goals, growth, and strategy on an earnings call; lots of buzz. Then, the next earnings call someone asks about FlashBlade and its growth and leadership says "we are not discussing the revenue for FB" OK, why not?
It has failed miserably. The only way it grew sales was to a very small base of Pure customers, that could afford it, or to bury it in a larger deal of flash sales and call it a Rapid restore product; the most expensive in history!
Voila, Object engine appears... another turd to circle the Pure toilet bowl....
Pure has/had one of the best marketing engines seen in recent years. Marketing and a strong (X EMC ) sales force was the reason they exploded on the market. Proof that not always does the best product win, sometimes its the best sales and marketing force! So what if many of the sales force got named in a lawsuit for non compete; they sold a lot of boxes!
I think you missed the point VMware sent a note to the customers directly, not to Nutanix. VMware appeared to be bullying the customers for being on Nutanix install base list; they also said it would affect their brand and possibly their relationship with Dell and VMW.. "“We don’t want it to affect your brand, as (sic) also your partnership with VMware AND Dell - today or into the future.”
You're pontificating to other vendors, not many customers here...Keep drinking the Kool-Aid kid.
I was with 3PAR for many years and after we got purchased the product lost its luster and was folded into HPe and became just another SKU, albeit better than the Left-Hand product which dissolved.
Good luck with your marginal portfolio of vanilla products....
It is funny that you feel you are so successful and accomplished yet have plenty of time to pontificate on a forum that is full of vendors and very few customers of IT. On what planet does a prospective employer share quotas and attainment, let alone sales numbers plus turnover numbers with a candidate; it didn't happen. What is discussed is the average deal size and yearly quota and an OTE discussion if you make it to the final round, which you clearly did not.
You have no way of knowing, as an outsider, the quality of the reps on their team as a whole. You may hear of turnover on the street and as in most companies, top-grading is a quarterly activity.
Sorry you did not get the job. They must be doing something right by not hiring you, twice, because Nutanix added 1000 new logos in their last quarter. Good luck staying mediocre.
Do you think the small companies in the quadrant like Tegile, Tintri, Pure (when it was small), Kaminario and Nimble pay anywhere near what the BIG boys pay? HPe or Dell, as individuals pay more than all the small players combined.FACT. If it was pay for ratings then why are the big vendors not at the top right far right? I do know Gartner does not use Pure at all in there DC for internal consumption yet they are at the top and have been in there for four years.
5:1 Data Reduction from Pure is a stretch especially when they only guarantee capacity for 6 months on their array. Also, 1PB effective with 2 controllers? good luck! If they could scale out they might have a chance to keep latency low but they cant..Pobrecito..
You have been drinking too much Nimble cool aide. There is no way Nimble could ever replace 3PAR with a scale up only architecture. How does Nimble scale out like a 3PAR or a Kaminario for that matter? (Scale out cluster does not count btw) Active active controllers that scale up and out; true performance....
I hope you keep your job. The fact that all the unvested options were paid out is not a good sign for Nimble Team; that sucks and I am sorry.
When HP bought 3PAR we did not get paid our unvested options; we received a check for all vested in our W-2 (OUCH) and all unvested converted to HP stock at some crazy Nazi math calculation. They wanted the 3PAR team to stay on because the legacy HP storage team was lost and could not spell 3PAR if you spotted them the 3 and the P.
Many of us split because HP was too big and life turned into spreadsheet management; not to mention that HP screwed up the support model and pricing went through the roof. I knew it was the beginning of the end when they started charging for Thin Provisioning; something that was always free because it was by-product of the OS not something that was actively created.
I hope HPe does not break Nimble but why would they change...
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