Falc IS a small company. for years - RUN as a small company and STILL is.
it is a darn shame what's happening to them - since so many people worked SO hard to get them where they are today.
The CEO is an engineer and should have listened to people a long time ago - taken steps to properly "grow" the company or just stepped down gracefully.
Hardworking People + good technology innovation does not equal long term success.
i hate to say it but it won't be around in much form in 2 years, or it will go private and become even less relevant than it is now.
You never want to be the chief stakeholder in a dying market and now that the VTL is dying off - thats just what they are.
Worldwide Virtual Tape Library Market Revenue to Double by 2011
The worldwide Virtual Tape Library (VTL) market will double in value over the next five years, reaching $1.4 billion by 2011, while the market terabytes will increase at a rapid pace of almost 50% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the same period. Open system VTL solutions will drive market growth and eclipse enterprise mainframe VTL market value in the year ahead.
Other Key Findings
VTLs will be increasingly integrated as a tiered storage solution.
Current open system VTL solutions are using high-capacity, low-cost disk drives (e.g., SATA).
Open system customers are considering VTLs to increase recovery time objectives, improve tape utilization, and decrease backup windows.
So what has changed??
The fastest managed file transfer in the world with rocket stream "as stated by the Gartner group". OEM companies are taking them aboard lately and they even outdid Sterling and stole their contract with the Social Security division, and we know how hard it is to imprees the federal government. Hummmm
Making money last three quarters and only now are the deals starting to come to fruition, it takes time to impress these largest software companies in the world.