I spend a lot of time hunting around for news and info to pass along to you. Lately it seems that the only news I can find about the NetApp world is the partnership with IBM. I have to admit; every time I scan through an article I feel the need to check it against my archives. I’m beginning to think they are just recycling an old article and changing a few names to make it new. Here is an example:

First there was Dell’s market reach….

Round Rock, Texas, November 4, 1998- Dell Press Release
“Network Appliance is the industry leader and pioneer of the key technology required to build true network attached storage solutions,” said Mike Lambert, senior vice president of Dell’s Enterprise Systems Group. “This alliance will broaden the reach of our storage line and help move Dell into a leadership position in bringing relevant storage technology to our customers worldwide.”

Now there is IBM’s market reach….

Armonk, NY and Sunnyvale, CA – April 6, 2005 NetApp Press release
“This relationship is really about pairing innovative NetApp storage solutions with IBM’s global market reach, service organization and technology portfolio,” said Dan Warmenhoven, Network Appliance Chief Executive Officer. “We expect this relationship to be mutually beneficial long-term as we roll out our joint solutions over the coming year.”

Am I experiencing Déjà vu?

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