EMC New VNX MCx doing more storage I/O work vs. just being more

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

It's not how much you have, its how storage I/O work gets done that mattersFollowing last weeks VMworld event in San Francisco where among other announcements including this one around Virtual SAN (VSAN) along with Software Defined Storage (SDS), EMC today made several announcements.Today's EMC announcements include:...

Summary, EMC VMAX 10K, high-end storage systems stayin alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is a follow-up companion post to the larger industry trends and perspectives series from earlier today (Part I, Part II and Part III) pertaining to today’s VMAX 10K enhancement and other announcements by EMC, and the industry myth of if large storage arrays or systems are dead. The enhanced ...

EMC VMAX 10K, looks like high-end storage systems are still alive (part II)

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the second in a multi-part series of posts (read first post here) looking at if large enterprise and legacy storage systems are dead, along with what todays EMC VMAX 10K updates mean. Thus on January 14 2013 it is time for a new EMC Virtual Matrix (VMAX) model ...

EMC VMAX 10K, looks like high-end storage systems are still alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the first in a multi-part series of posts looking at if large enterprise and legacy storage systems are dead, along with what todays EMC VMAX 10K updates means. EMC has announced an upgrade, refresh or new version of their previously announced Virtual matrix (VMAX) 10,000 (10K), part ...

NetApp on rough ground, or a diamond in the rough?

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

In case you missed it, NetApp announced their most recent quarterly earnings a few weeks ago which in themselves were not bad. However what some of their competition jumping up and down for joy while others are scratching their heads is the forward-looking guidance given by NetApp. NetApp can be seen ...

EMC Storage and Management Software Getting FAST

Monday, December 7th, 2009

EMC has announced the availability of the first phase of FAST (Fully Automated Storage Tiering) functionality for their Symmetrix VMAX, CLARiiON and Celerra storage systems. FAST was first previewed earlier this year (see here and here). Key themes of FAST are to leverage policies for enabling automation ...