Re: EMC AX series
Actually I operated several AX4 systems and yes it was NEC hardware but ran EMC Flare (WindowsXP)
You could get an enabler to use Navisphere Manager and get similar experience to CX3/(CX4 R28).
You could MirrorView between AX4 <> CX3/CX4
There was nothing wrong with the NEC hardware at all 3GB SAS based system. The processors where underpowered Celeron from memory.