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Symmetrix daddy Moshe Yanai on chair-throwing and storage

Profile The man is an enigma, but you can't expect billionaires to be easily understood people. He has performed several storage engineering firsts; he develops products and is basically a storage legend in his own lifetime. He is also said to have a massive ego. Currently, he runs high-end storage array supplier Infinidat and two on- …
Chris Mellor, 10 Apr 2017
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Third time lucky? Plucky upstart Infinidat plonks down monolithic array

Analysis Infinidat is aiming to replace VMAX/DS8000/VSP-type arrays with its Infinibox product, and it’s making good progress, having shipped more than 200PB of installed capacity in two years. An Infinidat briefing at VMworld added more information to what we have written here, here and here, about founder Moshe Yanai’s third attempt …
Chris Mellor, 9 Sep 2015
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Infinidat decloaks, bulging with a BILLION greenbacks

Symmetrix inventor and serial startup whiz Moshe Yanai has another startup exiting stealth; Inifinidat, which has a funding round and high-enough VC valuation for it to be a unicorn. Infinidata was started up in 2010 by ex-XIV vets with Yanai as a board member and, we’d guess, angel investor. It is kind of re-inventing XIV, …
Chris Mellor, 29 Apr 2015

Stop fiddling with your VMAX knobs or I'll chop your fingers off

Storagebod An EMC systems engineer has written a blog post about the VMAX FAST VP array. While it's full of good advice, he unintentionally sums up everything that's wrong with VMAX today: the knobs. The blog in question, written by Sean Cummins, is well written and goes into plenty of detail about getting the best out of VMAX FAST VP. …
StorageBod, 24 Mar 2014
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Tucci to hang around another year as EMC earnings soar

EMC recorded record revenues and profits for the full year and final quarter of 2011, although Information Intelligence results didn't look so clever. The company sold a massive $20bn worth of products and services last year, an 18 per cent jump on 2010. It earned $2.5bn profit which, to put it in context, is a good deal more …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jan 2012
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Never mind the flash cache: EMC is flush with cash

EMC damn near sold $5bn (£3.2bn) worth of hardware, software and services in 2011's third quarter and is on track for an almost $20bn (£12.7bn) revenue haul this financial year. The happy Hopkinton, Massachusetts, firm reported revenues of $4.98bn, up 18 per cent from Q3 2010's $4.21bn, and higher than the previous quarter's $ …
Chris Mellor, 18 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 replaces ControlCenter with ProSphere

EMC is replacing its VMAX ControlCenter management software, likened in the past to "a royal PITA", with ProSphere, positioned as scale-out block storage resource management. EMC says it doesn't think a single storage resource management product covering all its arrays is a good idea. Chuck Hollis, EMC's VP for technical …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jul 2011
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EMC boosts revenues 20% in Q3

EMC is experiencing storming business results with 20 per cent revenue growth and a 58 per cent rise in profits in its third 2010 quarter. Total revenues came in at $4.21bn, while net income was $472.5m. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $649.4m, up 35 per cent on the year. There was 23 per cent year-on-year growth in …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2010
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Gelsinger confirms leap to EMC

The reports are confirmed: Pat Gelsinger is really joining EMC. He becomes the President and Chief Operating Officer for EMC Information Infrastructure Products, the big storage cash-generator inside EMC. With his appointment he will join EMC's inner executive circle, the Executive Office of the Chairman, along with newly- …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2009
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EMC picks up Intel top gun

EMC is recruiting Pat Gelsinger, Intel's top chip man, to head its storage product operations. According to a WSJ report and others, 48-year-old Gelsinger, SVP and general manager for Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, will have his departure for EMC announced today. He has a Silicon Valley home which he will keep and will buy …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2009
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3PAR picks up share from EMC, HDS and IBM

As expected, 3PAR's results were not great in a bare numbers sense, but a comparison with EMC and other enterprise storage array competition implies that 3PAR is gaining market share. The company's virtualised InServ arrays compete for enterprise storage business with EMC Symmetrix, HDS USP, HP EVA and XP, and IBM's DS8000 and …
Chris Mellor, 5 Aug 2009
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Symmetrix and the death of monolithic arrays

EMC's Symmetrix V-Max, announced today, represents the death of monolithic storage arrays and the rise of combined scale-up/scale-out modular arrays built from commodity components tied together with ASICs, very clever software and geographical distance cluster interconnects. It's also a tribute to 3PAR's T-Class InServ design …
Chris Mellor, 14 Apr 2009
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EMC federates Symmetrix controllers in virtual matrix

EMC is announcing a V-Max top-end Symmetrix architecture and product that federates potentially hundreds of controllers across a RapidIO fabric, forming a virtual matrix and scaling to support hundreds of petabytes, thousands of virtual servers, and millions of IOPS. The Symmetrix V-Max product will co-exist with the current …
Chris Mellor, 14 Apr 2009
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EMC could refresh Symmetrix on April 14

The much-anticipated EMC Symmetrix refresh could be announced on April 14 with the expected DMX-5 product code-named Tigon. The DMX-4 is the current Symmetrix and it was introduced in the third quarter of 2007. EMC has scheduled a web cast event for April 14, and is inviting people to register for it and find out how they can …
Chris Mellor, 3 Apr 2009
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EMC gives nothing away

Comment 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 finally puts Symmetrix line on thin provisioning diet

Any magician worth his salt knows about distraction. A grand movement with the left hand while the right hand lifts your wallet and keys is Hocus-Pocus 101. EMC issued a pair of announcements today, employing marketing shenanigans along the way. The company barked about flash-based storage for its Symmetrix hardware line - …
Austin Modine, 15 Jan 2008

EMC does flash drives on big storage

EMC will be the first major storage vendor to add solid-state drives for its high-end gear. The company said it will offer flash-based memory from STEC in its Symmetrix DMX-4 systems by the end of March. Solid-state drives (SSDs) prove speedier and less energy consumptive than traditional spinning disk storage. But the …
Austin Modine, 14 Jan 2008

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