shane at hathawaymix.org
Sat Dec 17 01:06:55 MST 2005
Joel Finlinson wrote:
> You've got too many pointed-haired-bosses at your employer?
> They think that your company is smarter or more important than MIT?
> More mission-critical than NASA? Good grief! www.coraid.com has a
> pretty darn impressively list of highly recommended customers. I
> wouldn't mind having my company associated with those on their
Indeed. But to my bosses, Coraid looks like an ant ready to be squished
because Coraid has a low employee count. They prefer IBM, HP, EMC,
NetApp, etc. because the big guys can't be killed off as easily. I can
see the logic, because we'll have to live with our solution for a long time.
But they fail to understand the power and longevity of open systems.
AFAICT Coraid's systems are 100% open, both hardware and software, so
we'd always have an upgrade path regardless of the fate of any vendor.
For a lot of business folks, that's a totally different way of thinking.
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