XtremeIO and Thunder works in different areas, one is in the network and one is in the array level
What news will be revealed to the 13,000 people attending EMC World in Las Vegas next Monday? The Reg has already reported that the VMAX 10, 20 and 40Ks are turning up along with federated tiered storage, but what else will be announced during the four-day shindig? There will be several confidential briefings under a for-your …
Automated tiering is overrated
You waste a ton of back-plane bandwidth and IO pushing that data back and forth between layers when usage of objects change. I like the Hadoop path of distributed processing instead of scale up stuff. VMAX is the Unix server of storage with the same issues.
Tiering is a necessary evil for the next few years.
VMAX/VNX/Clarion all have their place in storage and with their tiering. FAST, FASTVP, VFCache, etc are all cool tech, and necessary too.
EMC does have a "hadoop," like storage and that comes in the form of Isilon and Atmos. Each with respective use cases.
I think you got angry at something EMC did a whiles back and never looked back, all the while EMC has surpassed most big players in the market without you even realizing it with your short-sightedness. Now once the costs of MLC/SLC goes down and reliability up an order of magnitude, we'll have some interesting stuff for storage. But from a general sense, EMC's product line is pretty darn good, if not expensive at times. But no one faults IBM for that, it's just par for the course ;-)