Isilon software on Dell hardware – could it really be true?

Well, according to a note received by El Reg, quite possibly

El Reg was kindly sent a note about an EMC virtual event plus a Commtech session in Ireland, suggesting that scale-out filer Isilon array functionality could be available as software-only running on Dell servers.

There is an Expand the Data Lake virtual event to be run by EMC on 10 November. You will find a teaser video on that web page which features a data lake swimmer sitting at a screen with a pair of Dell servers behind him.

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EMC’s data lake diver with Dell servers behind. Play the video by clicking the Play Trailer button here.

An earlier Commtech event to be run in Dublin on 3 November is for EMC partners. The agenda includes: “Isilon: General update along with cloud pools and Isilon SD Edge – Paul Johnson.” Kind of spooky...

El Reg storage desk agrees with our helpful note-sender that Isilon SD means Isilon Software-Defined, and that we might well see Isilon software running on Dell servers to provide remote and departmental office access to loads of data. ®




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