This week from Milan Italy, EMC announced new storage, software and partner solutions that we believe will unleash the power of flash and revolutionize midrange storage. Not coincidentally, the 2013 Formula One Gran Premio D’Italia is happening this weekend at the Autodromo di Monza near Milan. So, in … READ MORE
The EMC Flash.Next launch was just 4 months ago. The March 2013 live webcast introduced the EMC Xtrem Family: XtremSF, XtremSW Cache and XtremIO. XtremSW Cache continues to combine the performance of server side flash with the protection of an enterprise storage array. I blogged then that the difference was in the “Software”, that’s even more evident after this morning acquisition of ScaleIO.
EMC World in one word? Overwhelming! and more so every year. At least that’s the feedback I get
from EMC Customers. If you attended, you had to make some choices: What session should I attend? What keynote sessions should I make? If you missed the X Factor in the exhibit hall, you missed the details of EMCs Flash Everywhere Strategy. Featuring an XtremIO array, the X Factor
focused on the EMC Xtrem Portfolio. The X Factor Theater featured the details of the EMC Xtrem Family: XtremSF (PCIe Server Flash), XtremSW Cache (Caching Software) and XtremIO (EMCs All Flash Array).
I was able to capture one of the last theater sessions of the show; you’ll find it in this episode of www.InsideFlash.com
Every now and then you get the opportunity to participate in an Xtrem event! I had that opportunity during the EMC Xtrem Launch last week. I was able to participate in the “IO Drag Race”. Yes, I know. It’s all marketing. But, it is based on an actual test.
Flash everywhere strategy as a single product family, bringing together Flash technologies from server to all Flash arrays.
So, what’s in the Xtrem Family? The Xtrem Family includes: XtremSF, XtremSW Cache and XtremIO. Of course, XtremIO (Previously Project-X) is a full feature storage array, built from the ground up with Flash in mind. More on XtremIO to come!
The bigger story today! XtremSF & XtremSW Cache!