Enterprise what?

Last week, Rebecca’s parents flew in for a visit.  On the evening of June 7, we were sitting in the living room and the question came about…what does NetApp do?  Everytime I am asked this question, I find it incredibly difficult to explain.  Even if the person is computer savvy, it’s a challenge.  I always think of just a little over 3 ½ years ago when I joined IBM as an intern – this whole world of Enterprise Storage was new to me.  I had no idea what these huge boxes were used for, much less what Fibre Channel or iSCSI was.  But, I made a ‘best-effort’ attempt to explain what we do by using the good old pen and paper.  

Anyway…the very day after I faced this situation, Dave Hitz blogged about the same situation with members of a Jury…

Read more:    Dave Hitz – What Does NetApp Do? (The Non-Technical Version)  

[tags]hitz, netapp, enterprise, storage, non-technical[/tags]

James Burke
Frisco, TX