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Why EMC should really rev InVista

InVista is a stunning flop that EMC is refusing to shut down. Why? Is EMC in a state of denial, or does it have a plan? EMC announced InVista as a storage array management and virtualization platform, a storage router based in a SAN fabric, in May 2005. It ran as an out-of-band appliance connected to a fabric switch and became …
Chris Mellor, 09 Feb 2009
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Whoo-whoo. What's that sound? It's the DataCore Express passing '10k'

Storage-area-network (SAN) software supplier DataCore has, we're told, notched up 10,000 customer sites. DataCore is based in Florida and ships SANsymphony and allied SAN software products that turn standalone and clustered X86 servers and their storage into SANs. The latest, ninth, version of SANsymphony has increased the …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2013
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EMC Invista provokes technology race

There is rarely a dull day in the wild and madly exciting world of storage and storage management. Those bygone days, when talking (or writing) about storage systems would fill most people’s minds with dread and thoughts of sleep, are well and truly behind us. Well, almost. Last week witnessed EMC, one of the industry’s giants, …
Tony Lock, 25 May 2005
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Is EMC's Maui another Invista?

It was different a year ago - full of confidence, EMC head honcho Joe Tucci blithely told analysts about a slew of oncoming EMC products with codenames. Among them were Hulk and Maui, hardware and software to produce a new kind of clusterable storage system, a global repository scaling up to multiple petabytes in size. The hint …
Chris Mellor, 04 Nov 2008
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EMC's ViPR: It's genius, but not as we know it, Jim

What is EMC's ViPR about? Is it really the first all-singing and all-dancing storage management and virtualisation product EMC claims it is? ViPR is a combination of a file, block and object storage virtualisation suite and a storage management product. It is broadly similar to several other storage virtualisation products, but …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jun 2013
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IBM pumps up the volumes for data pool party

IBM has a new release of its SVC software coming out to widen the distance between cluster nodes, improve HA and provide better Tivoli integration. This strengthens the V7000 too, as it shares the same SVC binary code. SVC is IBM's SAN Volume Controller, it is a block-accessed, network storage product that sits inline in a SAN …
Chris Mellor, 23 Nov 2011
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Can a 'one-trick' software firm survive in era of converged engorgement?

Why is DataCore the only dedicated software SAN virtualisation appliance vendor left standing? The answer lies in a skewed revenue geographic model, staff majority ownership of the company and a fair amount of luck. It's also down to a solid product, though other companies with great products have failed where DataCore did not …
Chris Mellor, 24 Oct 2012
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EMC's big DaaDy box

EMC's super-duper globally federating Data-at-a-Distance scheme requires a box to do the work. No box - no federation. So what has Tucci got up his sleeve? In EMC Global Marketing Chief Technology Officer Chuck Hollis' blog about EMC's DAaD ideas, he writes about storage federation: "It's easy to imagine this being delivered as …
Chris Mellor, 16 Mar 2010
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EMC gives nothing away

What's the term for a collection of hints that don't exist? Right, it's an absence of hints, and that's what we see on the EMC World 2009 agenda. In May in Orlando, Florida, EMC will host the faithful in its world and dazzle them with clarion calls about its new products and getting great benefits from its existing ones. …
Chris Mellor, 11 Feb 2009

EMC and VMware perform virtualization upgrade together

EMC and wealthy chum VMware celebrated the glories of virtualization together this week. We'll start with Vmware, since it's the virtualization darling but do promise that EMC has some new virtual tweaks of its own to flog. A couple of months ago, we told you about VMware's planned release of ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 …
Ashlee Vance, 11 Dec 2007
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Will Hitachi's high-end refresh be more of the same?

Substantial refreshes of high-end storage boxes by the big storage beasts are rare, but they do happen. With EMC having revamped Symmetrix, attention is turning to the others. What is Hitachi Data Systems going to do? The five big storage hardware players are EMC, HDS, HP, IBM and NetApp. HP resells HDS' USP-V as its XP, and …
Chris Mellor, 15 Oct 2009
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HP apes IBM's SVC

HP is introducing a SAN storage virtualisation platform, using LSI software, to combine mid-range HP and third-party drive arrays into a single pool of storage. HP's SAN Virtualisation Services Platform (SVSP) mimics IBM's SAN Volume Controller (SVC) in being a Fibre Channel (FC) fabric-attached controller. It can aggregate HP …
Chris Mellor, 05 Nov 2008
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Where will EMC's restructuring axe fall?

The years of unrelenting double digit quarterly growth are over - VMware's growth is falling back, and EMC's mighty revenue train is slowing as it hits the steep recession grade. CEO Joe Tucci is starting to throw excess weight off the Hopkinton express. The company is going to restructure to cut its costs, although VMware is …
Chris Mellor, 08 Jan 2009

EMC finally finds its virtual voice

EMC has arrived late to the storage virtualization party but, after months of hype, has delivered a product with such a unique set of technology and lofty price tag that it's sure to garner plenty of attention. Close storage watchers have heard about the kit code-named Storage Router for a long time. Well, as of today, that …
Ashlee Vance, 16 May 2005
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LSI snares tier one OEM for SAN SW

A mystery OEM shopper has signed up to take LSI's SVM SAN virtualization software. LSI has just announced a major release for the software. SVM was originally developed by StoreAge, a clever Israeli-based company which LSI bought in late 2006. Since then LSI has been re-architecting the product, adding thin provisioning and …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2008
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Brocade's Backbone wants control of the data center

Brocade has released the first product in its new data center platform aimed at extending the company's reach beyond the traditional SAN (storage area network) market. Back in October, Brocade announced it was working on a loosely, and we mean that in the loosest sense of the word, defined new hardware architecture called DFC ( …
Austin Modine, 23 Jan 2008

VMware starts virtual machine club for developers and ISVs

Is virtual machine software development getting you down? Well, buck up, little camper. VMware has an "online virtual infrastructure resource center" (OVIRC) just for you. The OVIRC, otherwise known as a web site, is VMware's latest attempt to make virtual machines more palatable to the software world at large. The site has the …
Ashlee Vance, 06 Jun 2005
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NetApp opens fire on EMC

NetApp has opened fire on EMC with the launch of the midrange FAS3020 and 3050, its first family of storage devices to support both Serial-ATA and Fibre Channel drives as primary storage. "In the NAS market it's just us and EMC," asserts Tim Pitcher, the company's newly-promoted European strategy and business development veep. …
Bryan Betts, 25 May 2005