EMCworld 2016 EMC Hybrid and Converged Clouds Your Way

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

EMCworld 2016 EMC Hybrid and Converged Clouds Your WayThis is a quick post looking at a high-level view of today's EMCworld 2016 announcements. Following up from yesterdays post covering the set of announcements, today's theme is around Hybrid, Converged and Clouds your way. In addition to the morning announcements, EMC also ...

VMware Cisco EMC VCE Zen and now server storage I/O convergence

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

VMware Cisco EMC VCE Zen and now server storage I/O convergence In case you have not heard, the joint initiative (JV) founded in the fall of 2009 between Intel VMware Cisco and EMC called VCE had a change of ownership today. Well, kind of...Who is VCE and what's this Zen ...

Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the SSD storage I/O flash cash cache dash

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the Storage storage I/O flash cash cache dash Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two ...

HDS Mid Summer Storage and Converged Compute Enhancements

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Converged Compute, SSD Storage and Clouds Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced today several enhancements to their data storage and unified compute portfolio as part of their Maximize I.T. initiative.Setting the context As part of setting the stage for this announcement, HDS has presented the following strategy vision as part their ...

VCE revisited, now & zen

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products along with enhancements to others. Before going forward though, lets take go back for a moment to help set the stage to ...

What is the Future of Servers?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Recently I provided some comments and perspectives on the future of servers in an article over at Processor.com.In general, blade servers will become more ubiquitous, that is they wont go away, rather become more common place with even higher density processors with more cores and ...

Did HP respond to EMC and Cisco VCE with Microsoft HyperV bundle?

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Last week EMC and Cisco along with Intel and VMware created the VCE collation along with a consumption model based service joint venture called Acadia.In other activity last week, HP made several announcements including: Improvements in sensing technologies StorageWorks enhancements (SVSP, IBRIX, EVA and HyperV, X9000 and others) ...

HP Buys one of the seven networking dwarfs and gets a bargain

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Last week EMC and Cisco announced their VCE collation and Acadia. The other day, HP continued its early holiday shopping by plucking down $2.7B USD and bought 3COM, one of the networking seven dwarfs (e.g. when compared to networking giant Cisco).Some of the other so called networking dwarfs ...

Poll: EMC and Cisco Acadia VCE, what does it mean?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

EMC and Cisco recently announced their new Acadia VCE coalition along with Intel and VMware. As part of the VCE the collation or joint venture is also providing to market pre-acted vblocks that include Cisco servers power by Intel and network switches, EMC storage and management tools ...