EMC is about to converge its CLARiiON and Celerra arrays into a new V-CX product, according to a pair of sources with knowledge of the situation. This will be presented as virtualised unified storage with new levels of VMware integration, the sources say. The product will apparently come with iSCSI and FCoE block access and …
Chris wrote: "Now EMC is taking its block access CLARiiON array technology and adding in the Celerra filer/iSCSI functionality to create its own single unified storage line."
There is the Celerra NAS head and the Celerra Unified Storage Platform. http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/comparison/emc-celerra-systems.htm
Celerra USP supports (and has supported) both block and file system access. Nothing new in that. Celerra USP is a NAS head integrated with a CX4. EMC combining NAS and SAN isn't the news here. Been there, done that.
Looks like NetApp has been right all these years..
This is a smart and long overdue move by EMC. From where I sit, the mid range mainstream arrays are the sweet spot for most customers, and it's actually a tricky problem to get right as most vendors forget the NAS part :)
Let's hope they make it a bit less complicated
It's a right pain to specify all the bits for CX and NS - not like Dell's EqualLogic, where you get all the software thrown in for nothing.
You pay either way
Everything all-included just means that you re-pay for it every time you expand the array. In the end, you pay either way. There are pro's and con's to everything.