Category Archives: EMC

A Closer Look at the All-Flash Isilon, aka Nitro

On 19 October, Dell EMC made an announcement about the All-Flash Isilon nodes. This product line has been code-named “Project Nitro”. The announcement was timed to occur during the first-ever Dell EMC World event. I’ll walk through what was announced, … Continue reading

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EMC Announces New Mid-Range Unified Storage Platform – Unity

Today, at EMC World, EMC announced their new mid-range unified storage platform, called Unity. Some time last summer, I remember thinking that it was weird that we hadn’t seen a “Mega-Launch” event announcement from EMC. VNX2 seemed due for a … Continue reading

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What’s New in Isilon OneFS 8.0

You may remember that back in November EMC announced new features coming to Isilon. Most of the message focused on the IsilonSD Edge virtual appliance, but a lot of the rest had to do with “OneFS.NEXT” (which we all expected … Continue reading

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EMC Elect 2016 – Just the Facts

Yesterday, EMC announced the list of those who had been awarded the EMC Elect designation for 2016. The EMC Elect is EMC’s community recognition program. Now in its fourth year, the Elect program seeks to recognize those who exhibit engagement … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Plans to Make Isilon Announcements in 2016

[NOTE: This post has been updated with answers to some of the questions I had at the time of the announcement. The updates are inline, below.] Today, EMC made some announcements about some new Isilon products that they hope to … Continue reading

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Dell to Acquire EMC for $67 Billion – GeekFluent’s Thoughts

Today, Dell, Inc. announced that they — along with private-equity firms Silver Lake, MSD Partners, and Temasek — have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EMC Corporation for $33.15 a share. This price comes out to approximately $67Billion in … Continue reading

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EMC World 2015 Discount Code Giveaway

As in past years, EMC has given members of the EMC Elect community registration codes good for a $150 discount on the cost of this year’s EMC World registration. Thanks to the generosity of my fellow EMC Elect members Hrvoje … Continue reading

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Journey to EMC Elect 2015 (with Bonus Number-Crunching)

Today, EMC announced the list of names of those people named to the EMC Elect program for 2015. Now in its third year, the EMC Elect program seeks to recognize engagement with, commitment to, and leadership in the EMC technical community-at-large. … Continue reading

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EMC Announces New High-Density Isilon Node – the HD400

Yesterday, EMC announced the addition of a new node type to their Isilon scale-out storage line. This new node offers higher-density storage than any other Isilon nodes, specifically 354TB raw capacity in 4U of rack space. The new node, known … Continue reading

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EMC Announces RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines

Today, timed with VMworld, EMC announced a new version of their RecoverPoint data protection / disaster recovery product: RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines. This is the product that came out of what was formerly being called Project Mercury. The new product, … Continue reading

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