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Violin is Redefining Enterprise Primary Storage - and EMC is Taking Notice

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on August 28, 2012

joe tucci checks out violin memory at vmworld Joe Tucci at the Violin Systems Booth at VMworld 2012

It's been a fantastic start to VMworld 2012!

  • 1 million IOPS from a single vSphere virtual machine using Violin Systems all-flash storage
  • Pat Gelsinger saying, “If we look at the data center of today, we see a museum of the past.” (I presume he was referring to EMC storage)
  • EMC’s head honcho Joe Tucci checking us out at our booth at VMworld

Here you can see the man himself, with Shekar Aiyar (Head of Corp Development at VMware), intently listening to my pitch on how Violin flash Memory Arrays accelerate our customers’ business applications faster than any storage system on the planet.  We talked about the disruptive power of flash and about EMC’s own acquisition of XtremIO to counter Violin.
He begrudgingly admitted how Violin is making them (EMC) run faster. :)

Do I sense some concern from EMC? Hmm...