EMC, NetApp duel over NAS line price points, product quality.
EMC Corp. this week announced a new line of midrange NAS appliances. The Celerra NS500 NAS appliance offers similar performance to its NS600, but at a lower starting price and with a slight cut in Ethernet connectivity.
The new NS500G NAS appliance allows files to be served off an EMC Clariion or Symmetrix SAN array. The appliance has no integrated storage capacity.
EMCs new NAS line price points will hit NetApp hard, according to Joe Cunningham, general manager at Computer Professionals International.
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