Heard that folks stateside have been shown the door as well, right sizing or missing targets?
Today we learned hybrid and all-flash array supplier Tegile has sacked half its staff in the UK, and all its staff in the Netherlands. It had only just recently opened its Dutch office. Rob Commins, Tegile’s veep for marketing, told El Reg: “First and foremost, we had an excellent fiscal 2016 that we just wrapped up on January …
[caveat I work for a company that positions and sells a variety of storage products.]
Tegile rarely pops up as the competition. We compete with a lot of products but Tegile's only popped up once or twice in the last 12 months in my patch.
Customers currently fall into 4 categories
1. buying whatever their trad vendor offers - HP, Dell, IBM, EMC, NetApp, etc
2. moving to software defined (hadoop, storage spaces, vsan, nutanix, etc.)
3. moving to cloud
4. will buy whatever their reseller is pushing. *shiny bright new objects are attractive.
on #4, if the reseller is getting better margins to position Nimble over EMC this week, Nimble will be pushed. If it's Pure's week, EMC and Nimble will take the back door.
Customers think they care but they really don't: their concern is risk mitigtion and finding someone who knows how to get the application up and running within the timeline.
If I were considering Tegile storage, I would not after hearing the chief of marketing pretty much say the only thing that is important to the company is revenue. Build a solid product that performs and is well supported and the revenue will come. Chase revenue/IPO as the company goal?
Fo those who have been living in a cave for the past few months, Tegile have just been named the fastest growing storage company in 2015..............
As for Axe Swinging, I think there are some crossed wires as I hear the main body of people in the UK team remain and only a couple were "Axed"
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