Feeds

EMC's million-IOPS VNX2 monster delayed

Revenues set to dip as result - analyst

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

A delay for EMC's upcoming Rockies VNX array product, the VNX2, has been noted by a Wall Street analyst with a droop in this quarter's revenues for the storage bods.

The 16-core VNX2 was launched last year and demonstrated in Las Vegas earlier this summer.

RBS Capital analyst Amit Daryanani writes in a note to clients that the VNX2 product's development is delayed. He says:

Both line-ups (we estimate combined ~15 per cent revenue) should get a major software upgrade 24 months after their initial launch, which would provide a robust integration of flash and HDDs within the array, enabling the high-end VNX2 to have 1M IOPS (currently 200K). We expect maximum capacity shipment with VNX2 to be ~16PB (vs. currently 4PB) and total bandwidth of 28 GB/sec (currently 12). Interestingly, the VNX2 should become an attractive option for customers currently deploying low-end VMAX arrays
EMC VNX2

The slide above shows EMC's VNX2 performance and comes from a deck used by EMC Norway's Roger Samdal at an EMC Forum in late 2012.

A source told The Register that EMC is feeling the pressure "from Amazon, currently estimated to have $2bn in storage sales with an expected 65 per cent growth in storage revenue in each of the next 2-3 years which will make them a top 3 player in the storage industry."

With VNX revenues not getting a boost from VNX2 this quarter, Daryanani sees a likely 5 per cent decline in that revenue area for EMC this quarter compared to the year's first quarter. He also thinks Amazon's S3 cloud storage may be taking business away from Data Domain. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
HP busts out new ProLiant Gen9 servers
Think those are cool? Wait till you get a load of our racks
Like condoms, data now comes in big and HUGE sizes
Linux Foundation lights a fire under storage devs with new conference
Community chest: Storage firms need to pay open-source debts
Samba implementation? Time to get some devs on the job
Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years
Did the earth move for you at VMworld – oh, OK. It just did. A lot
Forrester says it's time to give up on physical storage arrays
The physical/virtual storage tipping point may just have arrived
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
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?