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EMC Enters The Market With “Me Too” Flash Products

Yesterday EMC finally revealed the details on their not-so-secret Lightning and Thunder flash projects.  Fortunately this launch event didn’t include cramming small people into minis or firing Chad Sakac out of a cannon, but was more focused on the market and products EMC are bringing to it.  There was also a large amount of Twitter activity; look back at the ... Read More »

Data Robotics Releases Business-class Arrays

Today Data Robotics (Drobo) are announcing a new range of storage devices specifically targeted at business customers.  However this is a market that already has many players; what are they offering and how will they fare in this already competitive market? New Devices First of all, let’s take a look at the new storage devices.  Nomenclature has been changed over ... Read More »

HP & Violin?

I found the following article from last week’s “The Register” an interesting one: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/27/hp_and_violin_memory/ In it, Chris Mellor talks about HP producing an Oracle Exadata competitor by integrating the use of Violin Memory’s all-SSD storage array.  Folks may remember that I predicted exactly this set up in the following post: http://www.thestoragearchitect.com/2010/06/17/enterprise-computing-storage-arrays-where-data-goes-to-die/ While attending an HP event last year it became ... Read More »

Brief Interview with Vish Mulchand of 3Par

At 360IT last month I managed to catch up with Vish Mulchand, Director of Software Product Marketing.  Vish talks about Oracle VM Server support and other virtualisation platforms, including VMware, Hyper-V and Xen.  In a virtual world, storage and virtualisation integration is going to be key.  3Par have already demonstrated their support for VAAI; let’s hope under HP’s stewardship they ... Read More »

HP Converged Infrastructure Event – 3PAR Is The Big Story

I’ve just returned from spending two days in Barcelona, attending the HP Converged Infrastructure Event. Disclaimer: HP paid for my flights, hotels and meals during this trip.  I was otherwise not remunerated for my time or required to blog about the event. The event was more a media/press session rather than a technical deep dive, although technical product managers were ... Read More »

EMC Delays New CLARiiON and Celerra? – UPDATED

According to this Barrons report, EMC are delayed in the release of their next generation of CLARiiON and Celerra hardware until around April next year.  I’m not aware of details of any new products, but I suspect that EMC is looking to harmonise these two product lines into a single piece of hardware and software, making the products more unified ... Read More »