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Updated #SolidFire boss Dave Wright is taking a long break from work – less than eighteen months after the storage company he founded was acquired by #NetApp. In March, Wright briefed El Reg on NetApp’s #hyperconverged appliance development project, which is based on SolidFire tech. Now, according to SolidFire’s former chief technology officer Val Bercovici, Wright is letting go of the reins, at least for a while. We understand Wright is taking a much-deserved hiatus with the family. Wright founded scale-out all-flash array startup SolidFire, and turned it into a concern for which NetApp paid $870m in December 2015. The SolidFire array was sold by NetApp alongside its E-Series and FAS all-flash arrays, with Wright becoming VP and GM of SolidFire within NetApp. The E-Series flash arrays were focussed on speed, all-flash FAS on flash performance inside an ONTAP data management services environment, with SolidFire being for cloud service providers where characteristics like scale-out and its noisy neighbour-killing QoS made it attractive

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