Sun Microsystems announced today that is reorganizing its storage division, naming a new vice president to run the storage marketing operation as part of the overhaul.
The company has consolidated its tape, disk, software, storage marketing, and partner-management business units. It also has tapped its Tape Management Group vice president, Nigel Dessau, to serve as vice president of storage marketing and business operations.
It’s an indication that Sun is serious about getting its storage business firing on all cylinders, but it’s also an acknowledgment that the acquisition and assimilation of StorageTek has not gone according to the playbook.
SUN have no idea what they’re doing. They should have left StorageTek as is, earning them $. Instead, they’ve ripped it apart, lost many good people, and in Australia at least are losing money on storage products and services.
They couldn’t manage their way out of a wet paper bag.