SolidFire CTO dishes on NetApp all-flash array strategy
#NetApp all-flash offerings currently include two other arrays; the All Flash FAS (AFF) built around NetApp’s #ONTAP operating system and the EFF Series for high-performance computing. Each all-flash platform is designed for different use cases and has its own engineering teams. However, there is a link between the traditional NetApp and #SolidFire teams. Longtime NetApp executive Val Bercovici took over in April as SolidFire CTO. Bercovici has spent 18 years at NetApp in the office of the CTO and served as its “cloud czar” for the past seven years. We spoke with Bercovici about NetApp’s integration of SolidFire flash, why buying an all-flash system made more sense than building one and how SolidFire fits in with NetApp’s Data Fabric hybrid cloud strategy.