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EMC finally gets into the all-flash game with first XtremIO units

on November 14, 2013


In one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets, EMC(s emc) on Thursday is launching solid-state storage arrays resulting from its purchase of XtremIO a year and a half ago.

The initial XtremeIO SKUS  are 10TB boxes, with capacity to double in the first quarter of next year, according to EMC. Basically this is the technology EMC purchased with XtremIO but with added linkages back into the rest of its product stable with “integration points” to  vPlex,PowerPath, vBlocks and Secure Remote Systems and VMware(s vmw) vCenter (via plugins).

EMC touts them as true scale-out storage utilizing multiple controllers that it says will deliver “linear performance increases as capacity in the array grows.”

Late to the party

The company, which leads the league in storage market and mindshare overall, is, in fact, late to all-flash storage — where startups like Pure Storage and Nimbus Data have blazed the trail. Josh Goldstein…

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