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EMC World 2015 – Building a Data Services Community with FAST.X

One of the challenges facing almost every IT organization is storage system sprawl, a problem that is increasing. When we visit a data center there is often a storage system for each workload; one for virtual desktops, one for virtual servers, one for

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VMAX Made Easy

We concluded our full day of briefings at EMC by meeting with the VMAX product team. The VMAX product family represents EMC’s top of the line, enterprise class storage solution. While there are some similarities between the midrange VNX and

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Faster VMAX and Isilon Performance

Another key theme coming out of EMC World Day 1 was a focus on providing a performance boost to EMC’s core storage platforms, beyond just adding solid state disk. The EMC Symmetrix family, the EMC VMAX, and their scale out NAS offering,

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Two horses in the Cloud race

The final theme to come out of EMC World Day 1 was EMC’s attention to the cloud. Cloud providers typically need one of two things from their storage. Cloud Compute Providers are often more concerned about scalable performance and Cloud Storage Providers

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