Archive for October, 2007

Don Marti on NetApp/Sun Chicanery

Monday, October 29th, 2007

“They’re like the FedEx of storage. You go with NetApp not because of their patent portfolio but because they get everything working right together, which for a company is much harder than just having a good filesystem. Sun could copy every line of NetApp code tomorrow, and so what? That wouldn’t make a random Solaris box into drop-in storage that you don’t have to worry about. It would be like Joe’s Delivery Service photocopying the FedEx airbill.”

Don Marti

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Monday, October 29th, 2007