Shining A Light On Flash: Is ScaleIO EMC’s Next VMware?
So will ScaleIO be EMC‘s and the IT market‘s next VMware? Perhaps. But for the time being, we believe the acquisition should significantly extend the value of EMC‘s Flash solutions and XtremeSW portfolio. We also believe that EMC‘s use cases for these solutions—virtualization, VDI, databases and HPC, and target markets, including service providers and MSPs, are well chosen.
Whether ScaleIO ever emulates VMware is anyone‘s guess. But for now, the company has provided EMC a solution that many customers and partners will want to have and that competitors will eventually have to have lest they be left behind.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.