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Published: 16 Oct 2012

A few months ago, EMC made arguably its biggest announcement in the last 10 years--the Symmetrix DMX family. Performance was touted as industry leading. The company claimed the architecture to be revolutionary--with theoretical throughput levels soaring beyond anyone on the planet. After being beaten down on the performance issue for so long, the company no longer had to dance around it. I didn't make performance the issue, they did. I said, "I have no reason to doubt EMC's claim." I also said, "If this pans out, this box is years ahead of the competition." I meant it. So, imagine my surprise when we decided to put the DMX and Hitachi Data Systems' hottest box head to head in a multilevel performance bake-off and EMC said, "No." Yes, they said no. Enterprise Storage Group (ESG) has the hard-earned reputation of being the industry pundits that stand up for the rights of the common IT man. We received more than 500 individual inquiries about performance alone after the EMC announcement--to which we replied along the lines of: "It sure looks impressive, but we ... Access >>>

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