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#DellEMC is halting development of file services on its #XtremIO all-flash block access array. According to Sam Grocott, SVP for product marketing in the Storage and Data Protection division, Dell’s customers said they didn’t need another system supplying file services from Dell EMC, as they were already well served with file services on the #VMAX, #Unity and #Isilon arrays. In line with Dell’s focus on simplification the company is therefore stopping XtremIO file services development and moving a large chunk of the #FluidFS team from XtremIO to the mid-range storage team. There will be some layoffs. The XtremIO array developers will focus on its primary uses cases of VDI, VSI and test/dev where its storage efficiency technologies such as deduplication and copy data management are important. Grocott said there will be exciting news about XtremIO developments at Dell EMC World in Las Vegas next month, and the roadmap is solid

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