Like Fusion-io's (FIO) CEO (previously), Barb Darrow views EMC's VFCache flash modules as an...

|By:, SA News Editor

Like Fusion-io's (FIO) CEO (previously), Barb Darrow views EMC's VFCache flash modules as an attempt to protect sales of EMC's high-end, proprietary storage gear. The biggest problem with this approach is that cloud infrastructure providers such as Amazon and Rackspace, who are seeing booming sales, are eschewing proprietary gear in favor of commodity hardware. Until EMC and its peers adapt to their needs, their sales to cloud services firms will be limited.