Same song second verse
NetApp in 2015: Oh look we've changed, we've acquired Solidfire.
NetApp 2018: Have some more ONTAP.
bye bye solidfire. The most expensive marketing acquisition ever.
NetApp has a new version of ONTAP which supports server persistent memory caching, a flash-accelerated object storage system, and its containerised storage provisioner supports NetApp cloud storage in AWS and GCP. ONTAP v9.5 supports MAX Data, auto-tiering data between its server-hosted persistent memory cache and and ONTAP …
Well well SolidFire was very limited, and it is still. Snapshot amount is very low, multitenancy features are years behind. Low latency performance is way worse than ONTAP, etc etc etc.
SolidFIre was expensive and gave something. But ONTAP was years front even then, not even speaking now. It's just ONTAP haters don't see reality, they just want to hate ONTAP even that it's fucking solid platform capable more than 99% of competitors.
NetApp has confirmed it is closing down the standalone Advanced Technology Group (ATG) – an incubation unit that was part of the office of the CTO and once described as the "ideas factory".
ATG, which sources said was the closest thing NetApp had to an internal lab, has fallen foul of this week's expenses purge that will see 5 per cent of the 11,000-strong global workforce leave the organisation.
In a statement, NetApp said: "In our realignment of our resources at NetApp, we are changing our approach to advanced technology and our industry standards body participation. We're tightly aligning those functions to the business so that we can be more responsive to the rapidly changing demand of the market and customers.
NetApp boss George Kurian has confirmed a guidance-beating 5 per cent revenue jump for Q1 of its fiscal '21 – while also admitting to chopping the same percentage of staff in layoffs, as first revealed yesterday by The Register.
The CEO said cuts had been made in areas "not particularly aligned to our go-forward priorities" and confirmed staffers at scale-out, all-flash storage platform SolidFire were among those hit, noting a shift by the company to core enterprise usage.
"We are narrowing our focus with the SolidFire and HCI portfolio to the high-margin parts of the market," said Kurian.
Exclusive Perennial cloud-contender NetApp has pruned its workforce on the eve of its quarterly results.
“NetApp is realigning resources and investments to best capture these opportunities and position the company for long-term success,” the enterprise IT supplier told The Register in a statement.
“We continue to sharpen our focus on markets where we have both a significant presence and clear competitive advantage, specifically with our storage software and systems and cloud data services.”
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