Feeds

Dell opens Exanet-based R&D centre

Wanting Israeli smarts

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Dell has opened an Israeli research and development centre, based on its Exanet acquisition, to focus on developing storage technologies and cloud computing.

Exanet was an Israeli startup developing scale-out NAS technology which crashed and burned; its assets were acquired by Dell for $12m in February last year. It's kind of like Isilon but with no products to sell.

Globes reports that there are 70 people working at the R&D centre now and Dell aims to double that by the end of the year. The boss guy is Yossi Ben-Shoshan, formerly Exanet's CTO and now a senior executive in Dell's Enterprise Storage Business. Shiri Kerman-Handel is the development manager.

Since Exanet was a scale-out NAS company and Dell has a developing object storage product line, we might expect the centre's output to be concentrated on scale-out file and object storage technology in the cloud. We might also expect to see some kind of Compellent connection, as that acquired company's Storage Center is Dell's main enterprise storage business product line.

The Dell EqualLogic line could also potentially use some Exanet NAS headery or scale-out-ability layered on it. It seems unlikely that Dell will try and move its San Jose-based Ocarina deduplication development efforts to Israel, though. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
Turnbull should spare us all airline-magazine-grade cloud hype
Box-hugger is not a dirty word, Minister. Box-huggers make the cloud WORK
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
prev story

Whitepapers

Seattle children’s accelerates Citrix login times by 500% with cross-tier insight
Seattle Children’s is a leading research hospital with a large and growing Citrix XenDesktop deployment. See how they used ExtraHop to accelerate launch times.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.