This just in!
Hot on the heels of, well, everyone else in the world, Brocade announced that it was adding thin provisioning. Sadly, they have no storage to provision, but they added the feature anyway. “We felt it was important to offer this importantly important feature across all of our products,” Neil Oone, Director of Direct Director Marketing said. “Since every other storage company now offers thin provisioning, we assume it must be critical.” Brocade expects to deliver their thin provisioning support in Q5 of 2020.
In related news, HP today announced it would purchase Data Domain, Compellent, 3Par, and EqualLogic today to solidify their thin provisioning credentials. When told that Isilon had also announced thin provisioning, HP’s Director of Directness claimed “well we’ll just buy them too.”
Sorry to any vendors included here. Note that one item in the above story is true.