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EMC World 2015 – Open Sourcing SDS

Software defined storage (SDS) is the abstraction of storage services and control from the underlying storage hardware. One of its promises is the elimination of vendor lock-in. But, as we have criticized in the past, this freedom comes at a

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Previewing EMC World 2015

EMC World has evolved into one of the largest storage events in the industry, taking second place only to VMworld. While the event clearly has an EMC bend to it (it is after all EMC World) there are plenty of

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EMC World Report – Can EMC Beat Google And Amazon With ECS?

At EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas, EMC Cloud Strategy continued to take shape. EMC, at least at this point, wants to be the arms merchant to the cloud provider market, enabling cloud providers and large enterprises to either compete

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EMC ViPR Gets Defined

The next meeting at our EMC Briefing Day was with the Advanced Software Division. They are responsible for their software defined storage (SDS) solution – ViPR. We have written about ViPR extensively in the past but now that the product

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EMC’s ViPR Unleashed

Shipping one Exabyte of storage was a milestone that took EMC ten years to reach. Amazingly, in 2013, EMC was able to reach that same heady number in just one month’s worth of storage shipments. Clearly, business is good at

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