October 30, 2014

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Bloggers are apoplectic about EMC's destructive upgrade process for XtremIO but customers don't seem to care.

EMC XtremIO Upgrade is Non-Disruptive to Customers

EMC’s XtremIO is crapping on the badge; it’s an immature ball of destruction that shows how much architecture matters. Or so my favorite storage bloggers say. But customers and resellers seem to have a different take on the destructive XtremIO 3.0 update: They don’t care. Not at all.

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The Rack Endgame: Open Compute Project

On reading my thoughts about the evolution of enterprise storage, many pointed out that this looks an awful lot like the Facebook-led Open Compute Project (OCP). This is entirely intentional. But OCP is simply one expression of this new architecture, and perhaps not the best one for the enterprise.

Cisco's UCS C3160 is a "storage server" for the all-Cisco rack

Cisco’s Trojan Horse

Industry watchers like me have long wondered when Cisco will transform itself into a full-line IT infrastructure vendor. This strategy was tipped in 2009 as Cisco barged into the server market with UCS. But one leg of the stool is still missing: Storage remains the province of Cisco partners like EMC and NetApp.

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