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XtremIO nixes noisy neighbours, adds cloud-based array analytics

XtremIO's X2 v6.2 release has filled the Nimble and SolidFire-shaped holes in its software – even though it has taken several years to do so. NetApp-acquired SolidFire majored in "noisy neighbour" control – when apps or virtual machines hog resources and cause performance issues for others on the network – while HPE-snaffled …
Chris Mellor, 25 Sep 2018
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Dell in-houses production, dumps Celestica in Ireland

Exclusive Dell EMC is terminating the contract it had with electronics manufacturer Celestica to take production in-house at its Cork-based facility in Ireland, with hundreds of jobs said to be at risk. According to sources, Celestica was providing various services for Dell including server builds and labelling hard drives from its …
Paul Kunert, 20 Sep 2018

Dell EMC has me-too moment with three new ME4 PowerVault arrays

Dell EMC's new PowerVault ME4 Series has been tailored for small and medium businesses – apparently installable in 15 minutes, configurable in 15 more, and usable as either SAN array or direct-attached PowerEdge server storage. Compared to the previous entry-level PowerVault arrays, the ME4 has 75 per cent more drives, 122 per …
Chris Mellor, 13 Sep 2018
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Dell EMC plucks Tech Data distie man Tomlin to run UK channels

Updated Dell EMC has poached a channel veteran to lead its UK partner biz, sources have told The Register. Rob Tomlin, currently boss of Tech Data's Advanced Solutions unit, which houses the Dell EMC enterprise franchise, is to take up the post, Dell told its senior management team on Friday. The move has been well received in some …
Paul Kunert, 3 Sep 2018

Dell EMC stumbles into composable systems late waving MX7000 box

After some engineering soul searching, Dell EMC has finally arrived late to the composable system market with a box comprised of OME-M software and an MX7000 chassis for servers, storage and networking. This long-awaited tech joins HPE's pioneering Synergy – mooted in late 2015 – along with competing systems from DriveScale, …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2018
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Dedupe, dedupe, dedupe dedupe dedupe: Dell drops in ROBO backup appliance

Dell has added a low-end data protection appliance to infiltrate remote and branch offices and smaller enterprises. The DP4400 comes just over a year after an Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) quartet was announced: the DP5300, 5800, 8300, and 8800. The DP4400 comes in a 2U box and is powered by PowerEdge 14G …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jul 2018

Dell EMC 'years behind' in everything from flash to cloud, hoots NetApp CEO

NetApp has reported full-year revenues for 2018 of $5.91bn, an increase of 7 per cent over fiscal 2017 and the first annual growth it has seen since 2015. Profits for the 12 months shrank to $76m, down from $509m a year ago – NetApp blamed a one-time $850m charge under the 2017 US Tax Reform Reconciliation Act for the fall. …
Chris Mellor, 24 May 2018
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The great Dell EMC storage slimdown: Giant to trim off product bloat

Dell EMC is hitting refresh on its bloated storage portfolio to simplify the number of lines on sale, and one of the early examples, say sources close to the matter, will be the merger of ScaleIO and XtremIO. This consolidation will be a multi-year process designed to bring some clarity to the range following years of Dell and …
Chris Mellor, 22 May 2018
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Penetration tester pokes six holes in Dell EMC's RecoverPoint products

Infosec outfit Foregenix has uncovered six vulnerabilities in Dell EMC's data protection platform RecoverPoint, three of which have been fixed. Paul Taylor, a senior penetration tester at Foregenix, found five zero-day vulnerabilities in RecoverPoint devices, as well as an insecure configuration option. The flaws, one of …
Chris Mellor, 21 May 2018
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Dell EMC's PowerMax migration: Let's just swaaap out this jet engine mid-flight

Analysis This month Dell EMC introduced a new technology and rebranded VMAX array called PowerMax. It's more than a software upgrade, though, meaning that you may need to replace a VMAX with a PowerMax array. Those who choose to upgrade have to swap out their old storage hardware due to an array architecture change – as occurred with …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2018
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A platterful of storage nuggets to spin your disks and fry your bits

Roundup In a week where we realised that spinning rust has plenty of life left despite the arrival of 100TB SSDs, here are all the minor developments that the Vulture storage desk found interesting but not enough to wax lyrical about. Let's go. VxRail gets a disk failure prophet ProphetStor Data Services was started in 2012 to …
Chris Mellor, 26 Mar 2018
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Everybody loves Microsoft's open switch software, SONiC

Roundup This week's networking news roundup isn't only “what happened at the Open Compute Project summit?” – there's also news from F5, Palo Alto Networks, and Dell EMC. Microsoft coordinated a bunch of announcements at the Open Compute Project summit this week, centred around its SONiC open switch software platform. Microsoft and …
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Dell EMC in bid to clap trade secrets injunction on staff now at Rubrik

Dell EMC has tossed a trade secrets sueball at two ex-sales employees who left for Rubrik, alleging that they solicited other EMC staff to jump ship and approached Dell EMC customers. Rubrik competes with Dell EMC in the data protection business. Complaints were filed against Ryan Baker and Louis Ferreira, who respectively …
Chris Mellor, 5 Mar 2018

Dell EMC patches 3 zero-days in Data Protection Suite

Three vulns in Dell EMC’s Data Protection Suite product that can combine to fully compromise a virtual appliance have been patched by the vendor. Security consultancy Digital Defense Inc, which sniffed them out, said Dell EMC Avamar Server, NetWorker Virtual Edition and the Integrated Data Protection Appliance had a common …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jan 2018

Who's king of the hyperconverged castle? Dell or Nutanix? It's not as clear-cut as it seems

Analysis When IDC published its third 2017 quarter converged and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) numbers, Dell was in the lead. It had a 30.6 per cent revenue share, at $306.8m. Nutanix was second at $207.4m. But IDC's public release didn't reveal how many XC systems Dell had shipped, and as these are OEM'd from Nutanix then the …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jan 2018
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Server winners and losers: HPE, Dell EMC still sitting pretty at the top, but uh-oh Lenovo

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell EMC top the league tables for server revenue and sales in Q3, but face rapid growth from its global competition, according to a new Gartner report. After an encouraging summer, the server market as a whole is growing with $14.7bn (£11bn) in revenue, up 16 per cent year-over-year, and …
Richard Priday, 11 Dec 2017

Dell EMC adds Skylake grunt to supercomputing workhorse server

Dell EMC has accelerated its workhorse super/high-performance computing C4130 server with newer CPUs and GPUs. The 1U rackmount C4130 used up to 2 x Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors with up to 1TB of memory. It supported up to four GPUs, such as NVIDIA Tesla P100s, or four co-processors such as Intel Phis, and has two rear PCIe …
Chris Mellor, 13 Nov 2017

Dell EMC: Our mid-range arrays aren't dead. Now, join our loyalty scheme!

+Comment Dell EMC has retrofitted flash to its SC array, added deduplication to its Unity array and devised a loyalty programme to keep its mid-range array customers onboard. Dell EMC positions SC for block-access applications needing little or no file access and with all-inclusive software licensing, and Unity for unified file and …
Chris Mellor, 9 Nov 2017

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