well tried - Shrunken VMAX
It's known that EMC targets marketshare than solving customers issues. RSA public non-admittance tells it all.
If not losing traction to XIV, why VMAXe now?
Why not simple SAS drives supported on VMAXe?
Why not provide simple upgrade from VMAXe to VMAX?
Why is FAST-VP and Thin Provisioning default?
Looks to me EMC VMAXe trying to be like a XIV/V7000 or even 3PAR to certain extent.
You don't need Cache when you can deliver performance. Love to hear the benchmark results. Hopefully not again like 4VNX arrays for specsfs benchmarks and get blown away by Huawei.
Some of the secret news like Isilon for Apple DC and VMAXe all looks an deliberate attempt to create news. Honestly with lots of respect, I would love to see EMC with same technical commitment 10 years ago.