Monthly Archives: February 2007
Last week we learned that NetApp’s executives consider IBM sales efforts incremental. If that is the case , then I suspect after looking up IBM sales numbers, that IBM management must consider their rebranded NetApp sales insignificant to their bottom … Continue reading
This could be significant. After all the speculation, Dell has announced it will start selling computers with pre-installed Linux distributions instead of Microsoft Windows.
NetApp says that IBM’s branded sales are just incremental. Tom Mendoza, president of NetApp, said that improving sales through IBM is not affecting NetApp’s solution providers. “IBM is very focused on what I call white space, which is where we … Continue reading
It is always nice when we get a letter like this… Hi Mike, Thank you for your letter following up on the order we placed. I am impressed by the quality of customer service that your company has provided, and … Continue reading
One of our customers read the Google study in the previous post and sent along this link and the conclusion is fascinating. I certainly hope that all our customers will read this . You can download it here Disk failures … Continue reading
Google releases significant research paper on Disk Failure.Download it here http://220.127.116.11/papers/disk_failures.pdf I wonder why NetApp has not done this research, or if they have why didn’t they release it? Perhaps they can do a follow up study on FC disks?
Is NetApp concerned that Huawei and Xyratex have teamed up? If Huawei is using the same storage subsystem provider as NetApp how long will it be before Huawei introduces a very similar product to NetApp’s? Suppose that NetApp’s Gross Margins … Continue reading
While I was visiting some of our customers last week I ran into a few that were actually told they could not use any more power by their Colo’s and their power companies. Coincidentally computerworld also noticed there is a … Continue reading
NetApp profit falls as expenses riseBy Rex Crum, MarketWatchLast Update: 5:48 PM ET Feb 14, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Network Appliance Inc. on Wednesday reported a fiscal third-quarter profit that fell 13% from a year ago as the storage-technology … Continue reading
Is there a windfall profits tax in Google’s future? Will it hurt tech investment in R&D? From US News and world report….. … Why not confiscate a portion of Google’s fat annual profits–the company’s 2006 earnings were some $3 billion … Continue reading