EMC Refreshes VMAX, VNX, Isilon, And Data Domain Lines
May 23, 2012: EMC isn’t letting the focus of its annual customer and partner event, EMC World, cloud its judgment about what enterprise customers really want: in-house storage. While there were a number of cloud-related announcements this week, there was lots of storage news, including the VMAX 10K, 20K, and 40K enterprise storage arrays; VNX unified storage enhancements; the combination of VPLEX virtual storage with RecoverPoint data protection; and new Data Domain and Avamar systems and software.
According to EMC president and COO Pat Gelsinger, who spoke with InformationWeek just prior to the event, cloud-based storage “hasn’t replaced private storage by any means. Most of the volume is being driven by consumer services. Enterprise use is being driven by test and dev. People go, ‘It’s an easy way to experiment, but they don’t really do anything serious there.'”
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