Category Archives: EMC

EMC’s Nile Makes the Leap from Project to Product

EMC’s “Project Nile” was first revealed at EMC’s MegaLaunch event in 2013. The idea was hyper-scale private cloud storage at a cost-per-gigabyte similar to (or lower than) public cloud storage. The idea was to provide this storage via software running … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Major Updates to Their SDS Platform – ViPR 2.0

In another of their announcements on the first day of EMC World, EMC announced a series of major updates and new features for their software-defined storage (SDS) platform, ViPR. The new updates will be in ViPR 2.0 While storage solutions … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Version 1.30 of ScaleIO

Today, in one of the many announcements that kicked off EMC World, EMC announced the new version of their ScaleIO product. If you’re not familiar with ScaleIO, EMC defines it as a “software-only server-based SAN that converges storage and compute … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Addition to the Data Domain Family, the DD2200

Today, in one of the product announcements made on the opening day of EMC World, EMC announced an addition to their Data Domain line of purpose-built backup appliances, the model DD2200. DD2200’s Place in the Data Domain Line Unlike the … Continue reading

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EMC’s Project Liberty – Hints of Things to Come?

Today, in addition to announcing a new model VNXe, EMC announced their Project Liberty as part of the pre-EMC World build-up. What’s Project Liberty? EMC is calling it a “virtualized storage software technology based on VNX”. What does that mean? … Continue reading

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EMC Announces New VNXe Model – A Complete Makeover

Today, as part of the build-up to the flurry of announcements that will come at EMC World,  EMC announced a new addition to their entry-level storage line. The new addition has all of the ease-of-use features that VNXe customers are … Continue reading

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Update OpenSSL on Isilon InsightIQ – Avoid the Heartbleed Vulnerability

[Instructions found herein are based upon the work of multiple other folks in this thread in the Isilon Support Forum.] By now, you’re likely aware of the “Heartbleed” security vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptography library. If you have an Isilon … Continue reading

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EMC World 2014 Discount Giveaway (limited quantities)!

EMC World, EMC’s annual big-deal conference is coming up 5-8 May in Las Vegas. As a side-benefit of the EMC Elect program, I have a (small) number of discount codes, worth $150 off the registration price, to give away. Thanks … Continue reading

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EMC Elect for 2014 Announced

Today EMC announced the “2014 edition” of their community recognition program, EMC Elect. To borrow from the EMC Elect Community page, EMC Elect is a community-driven recognition. Candidates for this recognition have displayed three key characteristics: Engagement — Members are … Continue reading

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Use Your Windows Laptop as an Isilon Console Terminal

[NOTE: I did not develop this process. I’ve simply expanded on instructions I originally received in email from my colleague, Andrew Boggs. Thanks to Andrew for the tip.] If you’re like me, you have a company-issued Windows laptop. If you, … Continue reading

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