Re: Or perhaps ...
No, that is certainly not it ...
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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.
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.
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.
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.