Another EMC World has come and gone and just like every year, after the sound of the slot machines and craps tables fade away, we’re left with a slew of new announcements. There were three themes that emerged from this year’s EMC World takeaways; Flash, Software, and Open Source.
There is a clear trend that EMC is increasingly moving away from spinning magnetic disks to faster flash technology. This is evident with their announcements of an all flash Data Domain, and the new 40TB X-Bricks for XtremeIO. EMC was recently listed as the number 1 vendor by revenue for SSA’s, beating out its nearest competitor by over 11 points.
In addition to the news in the flash department, EMC surprised everyone by making their popular product ScaleIO a free download. Rack Scale open source storage? Yes please! EMC and VCE will leverage ScaleIO in their new product offering VxRack.
Here is a breakdown of the biggest announcements and takeaways from EMC World 2015: