Re: Was buying FibreChannel a good deal?
Incompetent is way overboard in my mind.
I do architect storage networks but there is a reason for FC to exist.
Right now I see a lot of growth with NVMe-oF. Not just replacement installs but additions to hyper-converged platforms like Nutanix and Simplivity as these companies are finding that the internal storage is not enough and external storage is more cost effective and more flexible.
Not every business wants, needs or is in a position to do hyper-convergence. In one example, a hospital I recently worked with, you have regulatory challenges with respect to where data is stored. In a large bank, with zettabytes of storage, having a dedicated FC network makes sense. Some OS's don't work on hyper-converged platforms. If your a typical small to mid-size enterprise, it may or may not depending on the business.
To be fair, the cloud is eating a lot of storage growth and in my mind that is hyper-convergence problem. Workloads that a company would usually put on them are good candidates for putting that on a public cloud. Other workloads that you would keep on premises, most companies are doing some sort of array.