Competitors Chime In On EMC's XtremIO Rollout Before It Hits

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Not Present, But Accounted For

EMC is or will be beset by several other competitors that did not offer competitive statements in advance, including:

* Cisco in September unveiled plans to acquire Whiptail, an all-flash storage array developer. Cisco, which has a joint venture with EMC in VCE, a developer of converged infrastructure solutions, has been careful to say that the Whiptail technology will be part of its UCS server infrastructure and will not compete against EMC or other partners.

* Hewlett-Packard in June unveiled an all-flash version of its 3PAR array, pictured on the left.

* NetApp in March unveiled its "FlashRay" project to build its own all-flash storage arrays. The FlashRay technology is expected to be available starting in 2014.


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