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El Reg is hearing from a couple of well-placed sources that version two of VMAX will arrive by the end of the year.

VMAX is EMC's high-end storage array, the latest iteration of the Symmetrix line. It was introduced in April 2009. A version 2 is expected by year-end, with the possibility of support for SAS disk drives inside it.

Another possibility is the addition of the capability to run application software on VMAX X86 engines. The engines could run as virtual machines, with VMware's ESXi hypervisor assuming some kind of supervisory role inside VMAX. ®

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