back to article EMC splashed a BILLION dollars buying just one flashy upstart

Top mergers and acquisitions lawyer Michael Ringler helped EMC splash a cool billion dollars buying a rack-scale flash array upstart, The Register can reveal. It was in May 2014 that EMC swooped down and bought the stealthy DSSD rack-scale flash array startup. DSSD was founded around 2010 by two top Sun engineers involved …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That's not all

    'Moore boasted that it will have “face-melting performance” and we expect a product announcement later this year.'

    He was later heard to boast that it will have "a ball-squeezing price point" and we expect customers to faint dead away from sticker shock following the product announcement.

  2. ntevanza

    Bidding war

    I think you meant boasting war.

  3. Peter Stone

    Oooops

    Hmmm, From what I can see, the entry for DSSD has been deleted from the WSGR webpage you link to, someone reading El Reg perhaps & isn't happy about the attention they're getting?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    phewww.....

    its ok the cached copy is alive and well here

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:-z4eZX3FKlAJ:https://www.wsgr.com/WSGR/DBIndex.aspx%3FSectionName%3Dattorneys/BIOS/2997_2.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk

  5. Quirky

    Sounds like IBMs Spectrum Scale running on GPFS but without the market and customer proven part.

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