* Posts by KronorWow

3 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Jun 2017

Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

KronorWow

I'm so glad Denver lost

I moved to Denver about a year ago, and I'm so glad they "lost". Half of me was actually hoping they'd win just so my property values would go up, but then the rational part of me woke up and realized that our roads, infrastructure, and public transportation here are no match for something the size of an Amazon HQ (or half an HQ, as the case may be) moving into town.

I'm more than happy to let New York and Virginia "win" this contest. My bet is that five or ten years after Amazon comes to town, they'll be regretting the decision to ever woo them in the first place.

Tintri files for US$100m IPO but warns losses will likely keep coming

KronorWow

I don't envy a storage array vendor IPO'ing in this market where storage arrays seem to be in decline, and being overtaken by newer technologies.

Storage arrays aren't dead by any stretch, but I think if you're a storage vendor today, you better have a damn good feature set and roadmap around CI/HCI, hybrid cloud, and containers. But even if you do all that, you're still up against storage pricing becoming more and more commoditized (which of course impacts revenue and margins), and lots of competition.

I'll wish them good luck, and hopefully they'll navigate these choppy storage waters and come out ahead.