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NTAP buys DDUP. The “cockroach” Queen

by on May.20, 2009, under Storage

NTAP buys DDUP. The “cockroach” Queen

EMC logo NTAP buys DDUP. The “cockroach” Queen

Cockroaches. That’s what NetApp employees referred to Data Domain boxes in private and sometimes in public. One gets into a NetApp environment and the next thing you know they’re everywhere. On the other hand Data Domain employees referred to ASIS…

Cockroaches. That’s what NetApp employees referred to Data Domain boxes in private and sometimes in public. One gets into a NetApp environment and the next thing you know they’re everywhere. On the other hand Data Domain employees referred to ASIS as A-PISS (Excuse the language, it’s an accurate quote) anytime I spoke to them.

You may now kiss the bride.

I always thought Data Domain believed that they could be the next storage company to make it, hell I thought they could have but it turns out that this was all bravado in the face of staring down the double barrels of the Avamar/EDL shotgun and while they they got a premium they sold out at the bottom.

So much for Data Domain going into the archiving market, it appears that the Emperor was buck assed naked all along.

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