Dell EMC’s PowerMax is Now All NVM-Express, Persistent Storage

When Dell EMC more than a year ago introduced the PowerMax storage array as the successor to the company’s all-flash VMAX offerings, the company touted the system’s readiness to leverage the NVM-Express (NVMe) protocol and, more importantly, its ability to serve as a gateway to NVMe-over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) and storage-class memory (SCM), both of which would address the growing demand for better performance and latency.


VMware’s Head – And Future – Is In The Clouds

More than a decade ago, VMware and its new server virtualization technology represented  significant threat to traditional OEMs like Dell, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard (now Hewlett Packard Enterprise) who were selling their boxes to enterprises that had to over-provision the systems they were bringing into make sure there was enough compute capacity to handle the biggest spikes in demand over the course of the year.