Yes, it’s finally Showtime.
Time to see what we’ve been working on since last January. Or Phase 1 as it’s known on Mount Olympus.
While the VNX posts are cueing up to form a cacophonous roar and Barry counts up how many points of share VMAX has gained from it’s competitors over the past year while introducing the biggest Enginuity release since it was named Enginuity I want to point you to a few places.
Some of these links might be online when you click through, some might not depending on when the author has chosen to post their content.
This is the battering ram product when it comes to the last bastion of tape. The long term multi-year retention of backups.
With Bus-Tech Mainframe connectivity in one hand and Data Domain Archiver in the other, this year EMC are going to bust open tapes last two strongholds and make off with the tape vendors treasure. Treasure which they’ve been lazily mining out of tape accounts for years if not decades.
This isn’t something that’s going to happen, it’s been happening in the early adopter accounts.
Don’t weep for tape, it brought this upon itself and will be ground down in the gears of progress. Gears which in this case are High Speed Inline Data Deduplication, Continuous Data Integrity Checking and built in Replication for an incredibly short Time To DR Readiness.
The big get bigger. And faster. And deeper. And pretty much leave the competition in a wreck on the side of the road to greatness.
Steve has the advantage over the rest of us in discussing this since he was on the team that built it. It being the VNX Operating Environment deployed in an integrated package delivered at a tiny price point. A rather busy Steve rips some paragraphs from his notes and turns them into a blog entry.
Since I’ve been a big supporter for this project I expect it to be hyper competitive with offerings from other vendors in the same space I’ve ripped some paragraphs from my own notes and you can read those here.
VNX. Well this is the big ticket tin that’s been in the industry news every day for the past two weeks. I think we’ll get another few days out of it if we all work for it.
Here are my Notes On A Launch.
And last but by no means least, Putting It Together With Pat Gelsinger.