Feeds

Dell bulks up on EMC products

Spread a little OEM

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Dell will supply additional EMC products this year, confounding speculation that ties between the two were weakening.

It's been noted by analysts such as Stifel Niklaus' Aaron Rakers that Dell could be selling relatively fewer EMC CLARiiON drive arrays as its EqualLogic iSCSI SAN business booms.

This has prompted thoughts that perhaps the ties that bind EMC and Dell are weakening - not so, according to Praveen Asthana, Dell's recently promoted VP for storage, networking and enterprise strategy. He says that this widening of his responsibilities is because servers - virtualised servers, networking and storage are converging into a more integrated whole and can't be dealt with as separate silos.

EqualLogic is doing very well indeed, surpassing people's expectations. The iSCSI market is growing strongly, with year-on-year revenue growth of 88 per cent, which contrasts with an IDC forecast of around 40 per cent, "probably the first time an analyst has under-forecasted", reckons Asthana.

But this does not mean Dell is moving away from EMC. "There are a lot of customers out there who don't buy either EMC or Dell and those are the customers we want to get."

What about buying Exanet to get more filer product capabilities? "I can't comment on buying stuff. There's nothing I can say about Exanet... My goal is to ensure that the Dell product line satisfies the broadest range of customers. You'll see additional EMC product ranges OEM'd by Dell."

Asthana declined to comment on whether these new OEM arrangements, to be announced this year, would include both hardware and software.

Dell currently OEMs EMC's CLARiiON SAN storage and its Celerra file storage. The obvious possibilities, and Asthana did say "ranges", are Centera content-addressed storage for online unstructured archival data, Atmos for cloud storage, and Data Domain deduplication systems.

There's always Symmetrix of course, if Dell wanted to sell the largest enterprise storage arrays. Then there are software products; Ionix comes to mind as it relates to the converged server, networking and storage stuff that Asthana looks after.

It looks like 2010 is going to be another busy storage year, with EMC + Dell shaping up to be even stronger competition to HP. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

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
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
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
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.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.