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Has NetApp Reached a Strategic Inflection Point?

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Chris Mellor recently covered IDC’s quarterly disk shipment report, which measures the market leaders in enterprise storage.  As Chris points out, NetApp continues to decline, with reduced revenue over the last three quarters.  I’ve talked for some time about NetApp reaching an inflection point with Data ONTAP, their storage array operating system.  Has the legacy of running two incompatible storage operating ... Read More »

Scale-out Versus Scale-Up – SDR News Interview


I recently appeared on SDR news, discussing my Computer Weekly blog article on scale out versus scale up.  In the video I chat to Andy McCaskey about the technological differences and some of the players in the market.  The video follows in this post.  Here’s a link to the original article. Scale Out set to eclipse Scale up for the ... Read More »

CEO Updates: Tintri and Violin Memory (updated)


Over the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet with CEOs from two startup companies in the storage industry.  Both are relatively new to their positions, however each company has very different challenges ahead. Violin Memory is one of the original all-flash storage vendors which went through a rather rocky IPO last year; Tintri is a startup focusing ... Read More »

Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles (Part 2)

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This post continues the discussion on what to expect from vendors presenting at the next Storage Field Day in Silicon Valley between 23-25 April 2014. SanDisk The first thing that comes to mind when I hear SanDisk’s name is their range of consumer devices.  Of course the company is about a lot more than that and has previously presented at a ... Read More »

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