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Published: 20 Oct 2012

For one week in May, EMC's top executives preached to the choir at EMC World in Orlando, FL, telling everyone within earshot that the company is making its products easier to use. "We've listened to you and we're responding," said Dave Donatelli, EMC's executive VP for storage product operations, in his keynote speech. But several EMC users at the show said "ease of use" is a moving target. One senior EMC software developer even conceded that "we still have a long way to go." Donatelli happily detailed how EMC has reduced the number of clicks required to provision storage in its arrays. For example, with Clariion's Navisphere task bar wizards it now takes only one minute to provision 1TB, or 16 clicks, and just 11 clicks to create a clone for a backup, said Donatelli. EMC also plans to offer a "Celerra Start-up Assistant" later this year, which would move a new Celerra into production in approximately 15 minutes and take "two clicks to thin provision a file system," said Donatelli. He added that with Symmetrix Management Console 6.0, the number of clicks ... Access >>>

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