Feeds

EMC confirms low-end storage charge

Diamond Joe outs Dell

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

EMC's CEO Joe Tucci has confirmed a joint EMC/Dell attack on the low-end of the SAN (storage area network) market.

Diamond Joe, speaking this week at a Goldman Sachs conference, gave the best indication to date that EMC will roll out the CX100 and CX150 Clariion systems. In addition, Tucci confirmed that EMC plans to make this move in tandem with Dell and that both companies will team on a low-end NAS (network attached storage) Clariion product as well.

"Probably the worst-kept secret we've ever had is we're coming out with a lower-end Clariion," Tucci said, according to Internetnews.com. "And that's, of course, going to be a NAS version of that. And that will drop us into a different price point, and that's the first time that we've been there."

"Clearly with the NAS," Tucci continued, "the low-end CLARiiON product ... is going to be an extremely important product for Dell, and that could put NAS at a price point that is really in Dell's wheelhouse."

This follows comments from Dell that the company plans to come out with a low-end SAN bundle, including a storage server, HBA (host bus adapter) and switch.

EMC and Dell are strong partners in the storage market with Dell even manufacturing some hardware for EMC. The relationship with Dell has helped EMC shove its way into lower-ends of the market, attracting small to midsize customers. The new systems would push this attack even farther.

A new NAS box, in particular, would help EMC and Dell compete with Network Appliance. NetApp has enjoyed recent success. ®

Related stories

Dell plots cheap SAN attack
EMC floods market with new hardware
Slinging disks, NetApp booms in Q3
EMC remembers to upgrade hardware line

New hybrid storage solutions

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.