I left a comment on Tony P's blog right after the XIV announcement asking about Diligent. We agreed to toast it since there's only so much English you can get out a N95 keypad at 11:00pm without a spell checker.
Knowing Moshe it wasn't a stretch to guess that he would want all his toys in the same toybox and now the word is that IBM are looking to pick up Diligent and screw HDS in the process.
Interesting to note IBM's storage strategy going forward appears to be built on the scraps from EMC's table. Hey, I suppose it's one way to get some kind of strategy going beyond trying to sell hardware/software/services like they were cheap toilet roll and litres of drain cleaner. (IT Supermarket, right guys?)
ProtecTIER customers listen up. Your new lords and masters will be around to throw an SVC at you, regardless of if you need it or not, quite soon. There's also a game which comes free with every SVC cluster, it's called "what combination of peak workloads will cause us service level problems?" and as I've discovered recently it turns out you're never the only player.