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EMC’s Low-End Launch Makes Dell Look Prescien
  Posted by: Digg on Jan 27th, 2011 4:17 PM
This week brought the full fanfare of EMC and its “Record Breaking” launch, which some say sounded more like a broken record. Shoving 26 people into a Mini Cooper and motorcycle jumping aside, the main meat of the launch is EMC’s new low-end VNX line, which it claims packs all the features any business storage user might need at an irresistible starting price of under $10,000. In one splashy move, EMC shifted focus away from its high-end Symmetrix products and down to the other end of the spectrum. And all of a sudden Dell’s move to acquire Compellent looks much smarter than it did just over a month ago. (Disclosure: I was the vice president of marketing at Compellent from 2002 to 2005.)

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