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The years of unrelenting double digit quarterly growth are over - VMware's growth is falling back, and EMC's mighty revenue train is slowing as it hits the steep recession grade. CEO Joe Tucci is starting to throw excess weight off the Hopkinton express. The company is going to restructure to cut its costs, although VMware is …

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Paris Hilton

What sits where.

Centera, DX/EX, Celerra FileMover (As well as Celerra) and Rainfinity are not part of CMA they're part of the EMC Storage Division.

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EMC archiving products

By the way, Centera, DX/EX, Celerra FileMover and NAS gateway and Rainfinity are listed as EMC archiving products here: http://www.emc.com/products/category/archiving.htm

Chris.

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Stop

Solutions vs. Products

Storagezilla is correct - the responsibility (and staffing) for these products indeed fall under the domain of Dave Donatelli's Storage Division, and not CMA.

EMC.com intentionally presents EMC products under multiple categories, even if they are "made" by different EMC divisions. For example, if you look around, you'll find Centera under several different categories in addition to "Archiving", including "Backup and Recovery," "Enterprise Content Management," and "Storage" ( http://www.emc.com/products/category/storage.htm ).

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Gates Halo

Ownership.

That's because they have archiving functions or act as archive targets, but they're not owned or developed by CMA and their revenue isn't recorded as such. If CMA was carrying the Centera number alone their revenue numbers would be higher.

CMA doesn't develop storage devices, NAS virtualization products/NAS software or such. It does develop the entire suite of Documentum, CenterStage, and Captiva products.

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Anonymous Coward

Middle Management

Oh, cost cutting again, lets thin out the middle managers, the ones with the self styled big shoes. We can bring a halt to the prods v solutions v categories please, lets focus on the peeps.

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Stop

Interesting guesswork but some flaws

I believe you made a mistake. Celerra, is nEMC's NAS product line. It's not related to CMA and Centera. It is not part of the CMA revenue, but the Information Storage category that is very profitable and growing. NAS is not archiving. You can run production databases on NAS, like email, sql server and webservers and also host file shares for thousands of concurrent -active users. Doesn't sound like archiving to me, does it to you?

Also without product revenue numbers, your assumption that EMC would divest out of virtualization products like Rainfinity, Invista, is not sound, is it?

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