EMC merging with VW?
Tigon? Sounds like a new VW!
"Space for 4, plus 23TB of data!"
The much-anticipated EMC Symmetrix refresh could be announced on April 14 with the expected DMX-5 product code-named Tigon. The DMX-4 is the current Symmetrix and it was introduced in the third quarter of 2007. EMC has scheduled a web cast event for April 14, and is inviting people to register for it and find out how they can …
EMC marketing is usually pretty good, but a Liger? Seriously. Napoleon Dynamite references aside for a moment, I think there some truth to this "hybrid" monster about to be released, why does EMC insist on destroying a once great product with all sorts of incompatible mashups that only create more problems?
This new virtual data center... let me guess, everything I own now is incompatible and I need a refresh? That's not innovation, I'll be curious to see what happens when this tanks rolls right into a severe recession not looking for another monolithic platform to manage.
Customer: What are you drawing?
EMC: A liger.
Customer: What's a liger?
EMC: It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... bred for its skills in magic.
I heard rumours that EMC will announce the acqusition of SUN on April 14. Makes sense - complementing disk with tape, complementing its huge software stack with Java and complementing the infrastructure with servers. Add it to together et voilá: "The virtual Data Centre of the Future"