ScaleIO, EMC’s New Baby

Chris Evans of Architecting IT comments:

Keeping up the theme of innovation in storage (yes, it exists, you just have to look), earlier this week I had a chat to one of the UK folks at ScaleIO, the startup now acquired by EMC.

ScaleIO are a software company selling a product called Elastic Converged Storage (ECS) that turns ordinary servers into storage arrays.  We’ve heard that before of course and there are lots of examples out there of seemingly similar technology; Nexenta, Microsoft (with W2K12), Open-E and so on.  However ScaleIO believes they are different for a number of reasons.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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