Dave Henry of GeekFluent comments:
Today, at EMC World, EMC announced their new mid-range unified storage platform, called Unity.
Some time last summer, I remember thinking that it was weird that we hadn’t seen a “Mega-Launch” event announcement from EMC. VNX2 seemed due for a refresh, but nothing happened. Now I know why — the EMC team was working on Unity instead.
I’ll be clear up-front: Unity is NOT “VNX3”. This is a completely-new architecture, and one that finally actually delivers on the “Unified” promise that VNX never quite achieved.
Unity is going to have some immediate traction in the market to replace aging VNX systems. But what’s the long-term play?