Feeds

Cisco likes the look of EMC's NAS

Ready to sell storage

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

Cisco has tapped EMC to help it pump all kinds of networking gear into the branch offices of large corporations.

In a somewhat unusual move, Cisco will now resell and support EMC's NS Series of network attached storage (NAS) systems - the Celerra NS500 and NS700. This is the first time Cisco has sold what could be considered serious storage hardware. It plans to complement the boxes with its own File Engine appliances, which link numerous networked storage systems.

This pairing of Cisco and EMC gear is ideal for branch offices, according to both companies.

"This agreement enables Cisco to offer a comprehensive network-enabled solution that spans customer requirements from the branch to the data center," said Luca Cafiero, a SVP at Cisco.

The storage products will be offered alongside other networking, security, wireless and voice packages aimed at branch offices.

Since Cisco and EMC are such standard players in data centers, it's not surprising to see the two companies draw closer ties. Cisco, however, has been characterized as a possible long-term threat to EMC. The switch king made a move into the high-end storage networking market a couple of years back and has steadily been building out its storage portfolio. A number of analysts speculate that more and more storage functions will move to networking devices over time.

It will be interesting to see if this limited reseller agreement broadens or evaporates in the coming years. ®

Related stories

IBM's storage software owns all of EMC kit
Relentless EMC eats up one more SMB storage player
EDS allies with Cisco, Dell, EMC, MS and Sun

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Inside the Hekaton: SQL Server 2014's database engine deconstructed
Nadella's database sqares the circle of cheap memory vs speed
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.