Comments on Hitachi Data Systems, EMC divided about federationA SearchStorage.com blog.2013-05-15T20:05:19Zhttp://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/storage-soup/hitachi-data-systems-emc-divided-about-federation/feed/atom/By: DumadumDumadumhttp://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/storage-soup/?p=9918#comment-83172012-06-26T04:24:48Z2012-06-26T04:24:48ZIt is really nice to see EMC play catchup for a change on a technology feature they have ignored for so long and now trying to defend it by trying to portray that they have something new and unique. Another important factor is that it is not easy to build and complete an interoperability matrix for virtualization. HDS, IBM, NetApp all have a clear jump over here. Customers should be wary of putting their storage arrays behind the VMAX as it is still unproven and frankly EMC will have to build that expertise of testing from ground up. (I am sure they will claim otherwise!!!!). Also important for customers to note that this is not the only storage virtualization technology out there. In fact both EMC and HDS have the philosophy that “our boxes can also do virtualization”. But the fact remains that the VSPz and the VMaxes can never ever treat third party storage as primary storage. There will be performance implications and functionality issues with the virtualized storage unlike architectures from IBM (SVC) and Netapp (V-series). This is the reason you will never find a public benchmark from HDS or EMC about storage virtualization……..