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October 22, 2013  9:59 AM

Government shutdown slammed EMC storage sales

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, Storage

The U.S. federal government shutdown and cautious IT spending caused EMC to miss its revenue goals last quarter and lower expectations for the year. The storage market leader reported revenue of $5.5 billion last quarter -- up 5% over last year but $250 million below expectations – and its new...

September 26, 2013  9:19 AM

Brocade CEO calls Whiptail deal a mistake for Cisco

Posted by: Dave Raffo
brocade, Cisco, emc, flash array, whiptail; solid state storage

Don’t expect Brocade to follow its Fibre Channel SAN switch rival Cisco into the world of flash storage arrays. During Brocade’s Analyst Day Wednesday, Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney said

September 25, 2013  10:33 AM

VCE sees Cisco’s Whiptail as server-side flash play

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, flash array, Storage, vblock, vmaxe, xtremio

When the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition began four years ago, the products its three founding company brought to the table were clearly defined and unique. Cisco contributed servers and Fibre Channel and Ethernet networking, EMC the storage and...

November 13, 2012  10:06 PM

Isilon ready to go live with ‘Maverick’ OS

Posted by: Dave Raffo
big data, emc, isilon, Storage

EMC acquired Isilon two years ago to fill a void among big data and scale-out NAS use cases that mainstream NAS products could not handle. Now Isilon is taking steps to become better...

September 7, 2012  8:17 AM

EMC says Tucci will stay into 2015

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, VMware

Joe Tucci is in no hurry to move into his long-discussed retirement, and the rest of EMC’s board is also reluctant to let him go. During a week in which the Democratic party worked to convince U.S. voters to give Barack Obama four more years as president, EMC decided to extend Tucci’s...

August 22, 2012  8:28 AM

Dell storage sales still limping, post-EMC

Posted by: Dave Raffo
dell storage, emc

Dell storage remains a work in progress, nearly two years since it ended its OEM deal with EMC. Dell’s storage revenue was lower than expected last quarter, coming in at $435 million....

August 2, 2012  7:52 AM

Fusion-io looks to steal EMC’s Thunder with ION

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, fusion-io, Storage

Fusion-io this week revealed plans to launch ION Data Accelerator software later this year, giving the vendor the ability to turn a server with a

July 17, 2012  4:35 PM

What does VMware CEO shuffle mean for EMC’s succession plans?

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, Storage

News that Pat Gelsinger will move into the VMware CEO job and his predecessor Paul Maritz will join EMC as chief strategist has EMC-watchers wondering what...

June 1, 2012  7:45 AM

EMC buys Watch4net with eye on cloud services

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, watch4net

After seven years of partnering with Montreal-based Watch4net, EMC this week bought the software company to bolster its IT infrastructure management capabilities. Watch4net describes its APG software as “a carrier-class performance...

May 24, 2012  8:00 PM

NetApp keeps flash plans under wraps

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, flash, flash cache, netapp, xtremio

Like EMC, NetApp executives say they expect to offer flash in many areas of their storage systems. But NetApp so far only sells flash as a cache in storage arrays (Flash Cache), and solid state drives (SSDs)...

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