the wrong people are leaving
Netapps needs a sweep at top level management, not at the tech level if they want to remain relevant.
NetApp CTO Jay Kidd has decided to finish his corporate career and is retiring. Kidd said in a yet-to-go-live blog that "NetApp is a company that has world-class innovation, great people, impeccable ethics, and a culture that suits my personality and values exceptionally well". He wanted to complete his corporate career there …
No crystal ball required here. Val Bercovici will take over CTO role. While he's not exactly new blood, he may be smart enough not keep flogging the tired FAS horse and find something new for NetApp to sell. Rumor has it he's already shopping for new flash kit at Micron now that FlashRay has been shelved.