by Jack Santos | March 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Back to the Future for EMC
The Journal had an article about EMC’s increased focus on flash memory storage systems. I, along with a Gartner colleague that was focused on storage, looked at non volatile memory as a storage replacement years ago, and concluded it was going to be a huge ramp up. It was huge; I am writing this on a flash memory based laptop, for instance.
But this quote got my attention: “EMC’s purchase of DSSD is one of several ways the company is shifting away from the hard-disk technology that was once fundamental to its business.” Although true for more recent times, the move really goes back to EMC’s roots as a memory storage company. It was around 1990 that EMC transformed itself from that to a magnetic disk storage company – quite successfully. Now it seems they’ll be part of keeping Dell relevant in what they were once the market leader in – memory; although this time it is flash memory…one thing is for certain, EMC mastered opportunism in the tech field – whether it be memory, disk storage, or virtual machines (via VMware). Let’s hope they do the same inside Dell.
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