Feeds

EMC ships '17PB' of biz flash, brags it's NAND numero uno ... That's cute, grins HDS

But Hitachi gang claims it has shipped more flash than EMC

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest flash shipper of them all?

Well, never mind fairer – EMC says it's the fattest enterprise flash slinger of all.

The storage giant's CEO David Goulden said in its latest earnings call: "Over 70 per cent of VMAX and VNX2 systems shipped with some flash capacity. EMC sold more than 17 terabytes [sic*] of flash in Q1 [2014] alone, up over 70 per cent over last year and we believe way ahead of anyone else ... EMC is the industry leader in enterprise flash storage."

Sorry, David, but Bob Madaio, senior director of product marketing at Hitachi Data Systems, doesn't agree. He told us in response:

  • HDS shipped more than 19.5 petabytes of flash to its VSP, HUS VM and HUS array customers last quarter, and that does not include capacity in Japan, where Hitachi Ltd. sells directly.
  • Out of that 19.5PB, more than 17PB was Hitachi Accelerated Flash storage capacity, with the rest being solid state disk (SSD) flash within its arrays.
Hitachi Accelerated Flash detail

Bare metal ... Hitachi Accelerated Flash module

Add in Hitachi Ltd flash and you must surely arrive at a 25-plus petabyte worldwide capacity shipped number, which would put Hitachi, and HDS, "way ahead of anyone else." ®

* Shouldn't that be petabytes, you ask. The transcript reads "terabytes", but EMC's CEO may have misspoken or was misquoted.

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?