Industry Analyst Quote:
Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
"Single point Flash solutions are an archaic approach to thinking about deploying Flash. In order to drive real benefit across virtualized infrastructure where workloads are dynamic, users need to consider Flash that is just as dynamic. That means no point-only solutions. Instead, users need to think about a portfolio-approach to Flash—in the server, in the array, or as an all-Flash array—using intelligent software to leverage those assets. EMC has had this philosophy since it first entered the Flash game, and hasn't wavered."
EMC Executive Quote:
Zahid Hussain, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMC Flash Products Division
"Flash technology is enabling new levels of application performance and is the single biggest consideration to how customers are architecting their data centers today. Today, we are delivering a market-leading and comprehensive portfolio of Flash solutions across a variety of customer use cases and requirements. Going forward, we are dedicated to providing increased value through flash-optimized software and systems to break the barriers of today's infrastructure silos."
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