"McConney said NetApp examined buying a flash array startup but rejected all potential candidates because of the architectural imitations of their systems"
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"You get the feeling that EMC sees VNX primarily as a test-and-dev thing and not a serious software storage array like HP's StoreVirtual or VMware's VSAN or, indeed, its own ScaleIO. It will be an on-ramp to speed VNX-dependent app development."
Certainly not the case. Consider test-and-dev the "round one" of a "virtual VNX".
"it appears there's no longer any notion of a no-compete agreement, unless Cisco and EMC have agreed that: one, Cisco UCS servers are no-go areas for XtremIO arrays and, two, Cisco will not sell Invicta arrays outside of UCS server-connect situations or not into EMC accounts, and, three, VCE converged systems will have no AFAs at all or a choice of both Invicta (Cisco) and XtremIO (EMC) all-flash arrays."
VCE has a AFA option with XtremIO..
You've published on two "battlecards" that EMC provides to their employees to educate them on how to compete with other vendors.
I'm sure that you would claim you're "only stating the facts", but you're actually completely misrepresenting the reason these exist. They aren't meant to be published, and I highly doubt "the so-called Battle Card was publicly available on a dark corner of EMC's website".
I'd be more critical of EMC if they were not educating their employees on differences between their technology and others.