EMC Corporation moving to incorporate VMware technology in storage boxes

Quoting from Computer World:

Lewis also said EMC eventually plans to sell a single information life-cycle management (ILM) product that will handle the storage of data from creation to deletion on various types of storage, based on automated policies. That process, however, will take years, he said.

In addition, David Donatelli, executive vice president of storage platform operations at EMC, said the company is developing “ILM in a box,” which will use policy-based software and a mix of high-performance and low-end disk drives in the same enclosure to offer tiers of storage.

Donatelli emphasized that VMware’s virtualization software would eventually be incorporated into EMC’s platforms to allow software upgrades to be performed without affecting applications using storage boxes. “This is a mandate we have for all of our products,” he said.