Chris Evans of Architecting IT comments:
The demise of Starboard Storage, a vendor of hybrid storage arrays is being widely reported across the IT media outlets (see coverage in related links at the end of this article). Howard Marks has some good background on the company history, which saves me repeating what’s already been written. Starboard were both hybrid and converged — hybrid in the sense of using SSD to accelerate HDD technology and converged in that they offered both block and file protocols from the same hardware natively, rather than using an additional gateway device.
You have to be in it for the long game as a startup. Having awesome technology and no exit strategy is a sure fire way to end up in a blogger obituary sooner rather than later.