* Posts by SnapperHead

14 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Feb 2015

Funnily enough, says NetApp, when the global economy slows down, people don't buy quite as many storage arrays


Re: Or perhaps ...

No, that is certainly not it ...

Forward-slash flash: OG upstart Pure Storage shows off fresh models


Re: FlashBlade?

FlashBlade - very interesting SW, but riding on bespoke HW. Years ago, Cisco tried this, it was met with 'wow', but attempting to engineer end to end custom HW made the effort slow and within 12 to 18 months, the market leap frogged them permanently.

My 2 cents: Pure will stop the lunacy with trying to customer build and will soon enough learn that the value is in the SW and will move to standard HW - and if they are smart, adopt the cloud with the FlashBlade SW.

Charlie has an uphill drive, and very likely much of the current leadership will have to go in order to make it work.

Infinidat techie: Let me tell you a thing or two about ruler-format SSDs


More dinosaurs

Moshe is famous for holding onto the past. The more the future moves, the harder he grips the past. Sure, Dinosaurs had a good run, but the only place you can see them is in museums... Where disk is headed.

Dell soups up low-end Data Domain deduper


Re: What software runs this Dell storage?

Learn grammar to get your point across clearly.


The most expensive SATA drives money can buy. And they grow like mushrooms.

Serverless: Should we be scared? Maybe. Is it a silly name? Possibly


What? No mention of Lambda??

I'm not sure how to discuss this topic without a large and illuminating dose of Lambda in the discussion.

Nutanix builds doorway to multiple compute and object storage services


Nice bit of marketing for a first generation HCI effort. Honestly, it looks exactly like client server from 1995 with a virtualization wrapper and an expensive 6 years out of date hypervisor they call Acropolis.

There is just nothing really different here.

Building your own storage startup: Whatever you do, don't let lead dev be CEO



Someone please tell me that this dummy, Jabba the Pott, is not handing out startup advice.

Those that can, do. Those that cannot, work for those that do. Jabba the Pott is neither. Someone stick a fork in this guy, he is done.

Tucci’s terrible dilemma: Unlock EMC value without destroying the Federation


They do!

They do run a business, it is called "Elliot Management" and they work to maximize shareholder value in companies that are hold it back.

NetApp cackles as cheaper FlashRay lurches out of the door


Sheesh - this is the problem with the Internet

Today's Internet is just as infantile as the situation was with the Usenet News groups. Lots of anonymity and nerds flexing their muscles.

I've long said, if people were to lose the veil, they'd probably not post so freely, lest their employers have to remediate and their families live in a state of constant embarrassment.

Mike - A NetApp employee.

All-flash array reports aren't all about all-flash arrays, rages Gartner


Has Gartner ever lost this much credibility?

I've never been a fan of self appointed high priests, they always end up corrupt and pontificating what ever was served up at their last free lunch. Gartner is well known as a marketers dream come true. Tell an interesting story over an expensive dinner, and they stamp it as goodness.

Want to super scale-out? You'll be hungry for flash


Chris - there are some very serious disconnects in your article. Companies cannot run their business on PowerPoint, but it seems articles in The Register can write articles about them.

What a powerpoint says makes sense on the surface, but in practice falls apart very, very quickly. The tradeoffs that have to be made on some architectures are huge, and very limiting. You don't see those tradeoffs listed in the PowerPoints that you've had presented to you.

Why are enterprises being irresistibly drawn towards SSDs?


Trevor - nice job on this article. Avoided the hype, focused on reality.

EMC pulls the ViPR’s fangs, eases internal competition


Wither ECS?

Where does this announcement leave ECS? ViPR was the secret sauce providing Object and HDFS services.