EMC completely took over April 14 to launch their next-generation Symmetrix enterprise storage system. Sporting their new V-Max architecture, the Symmetrix (let’s just call it DMX-5, ok?) is a scale-out system based on standard components wrapped together into a multiprocessing powerhouse.
This news is so fresh you would leave footprints if you step in it, but here’s a collection of my favorite links and coverage so far. I’ll be updating this list throughout the next few days:
- Let’s start with independents:
- My first post on the topic can be found over at Gestalt IT: EMC Symmetrix V-Max Is Neither Monolithic Nor Midrange
- Chris Evans was first but promises more than Enterprise Computing: EMC Announced Next Generation V-Max Architecture
- Storagebod supposes that there will be No DMX5
- Duncan Epping is watching from a server virtualization perspective: EMC announced the Symmetrix V-Max!
- Jerome Wendt: EMC Symmetrix V-Max – It’s About Time
- And the press:
- Beth Pariseau is always smart, as her SearchStorage piece shows: EMC clusters Symmetrix high-end disk arrays
- And Beth on StorageSoup: EMC launches Symmetrix V-Max, may add spin-down
- Chris Mellor is dead on in his piece for The Register, Symmetrix and the death of monolithic arrays
- Lucas Mearian of Computerworld focused his piece on the private cloud: EMC introduces x86-based Symmetrix array for cloud storage
- Dave Raffo at StorageSoup: EMC V-Max: V stands for bigger
- Paul Travis at Byte and Switch: EMC Clusters New Storage Systems for Virtual Data Centers
- And Dave Simpson brings up the rear on his personal blog, but still no word from InfoStor: EMC V-Max: Locked (in) and loaded
- EMC’s bloggers are first out of the gate:
- Barry Burke has typically prolific and detailed coverage:
- Chuck Hollis’ Symmetrix V-Max: Storage Architecture Redefined is a solid overview
- Chad Sakac is always good, and his EMC’s VMware Storage Strategy – The 3rd Shoe Drops is a must-read on V-Max, though I’m still left wondering about EMC’s VMware strategy!
- Mark Twomey’s there with three posts and counting:
- Dick Sullivan promises You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
- Steve Todd:
- Len Devanna comments on the Social Launch
- The opposition is moving fast, too!
- Marc Farley preempted the announcement with a hilarious must-watch video, EMC insider interview is a fake, and an expose on What’s a tigon anyway?
- Val Bercovici from NetApp observes that the world might have moved past the need for a Symmetrix, noting “Frames are so 90’s”
- Hu Yoshida focuses on what the V-Max is not: A storage virtualization platform. Don’t Confuse Symmetrix V-Max with Storage Virtualization
- Claus Mikkelsen of HDS was also predictably underwhelmed, asking why EMC introduced this roadmap now? EMC – Catching Up With the Past
- Tony Asaro blogs for HDS about 10 Questions on V-Max
That’s the news that’s fit to print so far! Stick with this post and Gestalt IT’s continuing coverage of the V-Max!
Adding one more HDS blog post to the mix… Christophe Bertrand catches the EMC Tigon… Kitty, Kitty…EMC is a TrueCopy Cat (Crouching Tigon) – http://blogs.hds.com/christophe/2009/04/kitty-emc-truecopy-cat-tigon.html
Adding one more HDS blog post to the mix… Christophe Bertrand catches the EMC Tigon… Kitty, Kitty