EMC implies that SANs may not be so great for hosting virtual machines after all
The inventor of the storage array, EMC, has indicated that a hardware-designed architecture is perhaps no longer the best solution for hosting a virtualized datacenter. The Register reported today that EMC will utilize ScaleIO as a VMware kernel module.
As I pointed out in the introductory post to this site less than two months ago, IDC says that $56B of annual server and storage sales go through just seven datacenter manufacturers: HP, IBM, EMC, Dell, Cisco, Oracle and NetApp. EMC’s announcement means that the majority now have a certified hyper-converged solution (not even counting EVO:Rail):
- EMC: ScaleIO
- Cisco: Maxta. Cisco also has invested in Stratoscale.
- HP: StoreVirtual
- Dell: XC Series web-scale converged appliances, powered by Nutanix software
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