I had some great customer meetings in OH this week. One meeting took me to Bowling Green, cute town.
Here’s the deal: EMC has a lot of cool stuff. Lots of it came through acquisitions. Lots of it runs on the x86 platform, believe it or not.
At the moment one needs to buy multiple boxes from EMC to do NAS, SAN, archiving, etc.
I first posted this as a comment on http://www.gotitsolutions.org but this is its rightful place.
Having deployed what was, at the time, the largest VTL in the world, and subsequently numerous other VTL and ATA Solutions, I think I can offer a somewhat different perspective: