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EMC moves into open source community

Senior news director Dave Raffo gives his take on EMC's announcement of an open source version of ViPR and free version of ScaleIO software.

EMC SDS strategy gets serious

Industry expert Greg Schulz discusses EMC's focus on software-defined storage at its annual user show.


Nexenta CEO talks up new object, management products

Nexenta Systems CEO says NexentaEdge object storage demo will happen at upcoming OpenStack Summit, NexentaFusion management beta launch will follow

EMC gives SDS twist to VMAX, VNX, Data Domain

EMC delivers on Project Liberty, which virtualizes VNX and says next up is Project Falcon, which will bring a software version of Data Domain.

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