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EMC offers 'continuous protection' to hot 'n' heavy VMAX users

EMC has boosted the continuous data protection capability of VMAX, meaning that every change made to the data held in the arrays be recorded and replicated to a remote system. The storage giant's unified file-and-block storage platform VNX will get a software-only version of RecoverPoint, and its data mobility product, VPLEX, …
Chris Mellor, 2 May 2013

EMC announces record revenues: But hey, Joe, where're the profits?

Hardware, virtualisation and services giant EMC has announced its first-quarter results for 2013 and while its finances are broadly positive, the devil's in the detail. EMC's revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were a record $5.39 billion - lower than Wall Street's estimates - and its profits were down by a smidge. The mid- …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2013
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Storage fan seeks 'mature' cash cow for 'something more'

Storagebod blog It may come as a surprise to some people, especially reading this, but I quite like the Symmetrix (VMAX) as a platform. Sure, it's a bit long in the tooth - in marketing speak, "a mature platform". It's also a bit arcane at times - Symmetrix administrators sometimes speak a different language and use acronyms when a simple word …
StorageBod, 11 Mar 2013

EMC polishes up entry-level VMAX for biz types

EMC has revved up its entry-level VMAX 10K system with faster processors, a new Enginuity version and the addition of Federated Storage Tiering and cold data compression, among other goodies. The VMAX 10K sits above the VMAXe, the low-end VMAX, and forms the first rung on the mainstream enterprise array VMAX ladder which has …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jan 2013
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Yo, storage geeks: Fancy a bit of scale-out fun time?

Storagebod Recently I’ve been playing with a new virtual appliance; well new to me in that I’ve only just got my hands on it. It’s one of the many that our friends in EMC have built and it is one which could do with a wider audience. A few years ago Chad Sakac managed to make the Celerra virtual appliance available to one and all, and a …
StorageBod, 11 Dec 2012
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EMC rides storage sales wave as cash keeps pouring in

It was another stonking quarter for EMC. The storage giant reported an impressive $5.09bn in sales for the first quarter of its fiscal 2012 year, with profits of $587m, up 23 per cent on a year ago – ker-ching! EMC execs were, well, very pleased indeed, with CFO David Goulden saying in canned remarks: "We are well on our way …
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2012
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El Reg hurls EMC onto the rack, drills into VSPEX

On Thursday EMC announced its new stackable and modular server box templates called VSPEX - a piece of kit that raised more questions than a particularly fast-paced edition of University Challenge. Your humble El Reg hack's subsequent Q&A with an EMC bod, published here, reveals among other odds and sods software availability …
Chris Mellor, 12 Apr 2012
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Flash drive meltdown fingered in Swedish IT blackout

Tieto's five-day outage disaster started with multiple failures of its EMC VNX5700 array's FAST Cache, according to a Finnish source close to the matter. Tieto is a major IT services organisation across Scandinavia and the Nordic region – although it also provides services globally – and pulls in net sales of SEK17bn (£1.59bn …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jan 2012
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Titsup EMC VNX kit unleashes 5 days of chaos in Sweden

Tieto, a prominent Swedish IT service supplier, had an EMC Array go titsup on 25 November, causing five days of chaos at the Motor Vehicle Inspectorate, the Sollentuna and Nacka municipalities, the City of Stockholm's schools' website and intranet, the National Board of Health and other prominent sites. The debacle (in Swedish …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jan 2012
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EMC tosses platters out of VNX for flash

EMC is offering as standard an all-flash VNX array, saying it's 10 times faster than its all-disk equivalent. It is also offering a higher bandwidth option for a couple of its VNXs. The all-flash standard VNX5500-F configuration has been designed for five "9s" availability. It can house a maximum of 250 drives with the base …
Chris Mellor, 24 Oct 2011
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EMC revenues explode in Q2

EMC second quarter 2011 results are extremely good with record-breaking, double-digit growth all over the place, and only the Information Intelligence stuff down in the dumps. Second quarter (Q2) revenues were $4.85bn, 20 per cent higher than Q2 2010's $4.02bn. Net income rose to $546.5m, up a stonking 28 per cent on the $426m …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jul 2011
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EMC forges secret VMAXe arrray

EMC's VMAXe box – an affordable and self-tuning entry-level VMAX, providing tier one storage features – has been stealthily released inside EMC, with a public unveiling planned for mid-July. Today, we had a peek behind the curtain. EMC says the box it's optimised for virtual computing. VMAXe, fitting below VMAX but above the …
Chris Mellor, 9 Jun 2011
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EMC winds up new file-mover

EMC World EMC has announced a Cloud Tiering Appliance to move files from select arrays to VNX and Isilon, and from VNX to Atmos and Data Domain. It is, in effect, Rainfinity reinvented and will develop into a generalised data mover. The Cloud Tiering Appliance (CTA) aids migration and it can do policy-driven file movement from NetApp …
Chris Mellor, 11 May 2011
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EMC kills SPEC benchmark with all-flash VNX

EMC has topped the SPEC NFS benchmark rankings, scoring 497,632 operations/sec, using virtually all-flash VNX arrays. The previous top SPECsfs2008 NFS v3 score was 403,326 ops/sec from an IBM SONAS (Scale-Out NAS) system using 1,975 disk drives. There were 1,680 x 600GB and 240 x 450GB SAS hard drives and a total exported …
Chris Mellor, 23 Feb 2011
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EMC races to catch up with NetApp

In a webcast for financial analysts yesterday, EMC admitted it was racing to catch up with NetApp in storage for virtualised servers by adding primary block-level deduplication. The good news came from Pat Gelsinger, an EMC president and its chief operating officer via Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers. Apparently Gelsinger …
Chris Mellor, 9 Feb 2011
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Is EMC developing storage super-stack?

Comment The future of EMC's VNX line, currently a work in progress, is presaged by this week's launch of the VNXe - a more integrated system with a new operating system, VNOX, and very much simpler set up, provisioning, management and support facilities than the CLARiiON and Celerra source technologies. A key background idea here is …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jan 2011
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EMC declares war in the channel with entry-level VNXe

The unified CLARiiON/Celerra VNX line lived up to leaked expectations in EMC's announcement today, with the entry-level VNXe. The company has extended its channel programme to sell the new lower-cost systems to small and medium businesses – putting it head to head with offerings from Dell and NetApp. The VNX converges the …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jan 2011
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EMC VMAX gets software brain transplant

EMC has given its high-end VMAX array a software upgrade that doubles performance, enabling five million virtual machines to be supported. It's claimed to support twice as many OLTP transactions and DSS (Decision Support System) queries as the previous version. The finding of such efficiencies in software alone is impressive …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jan 2011

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