It has been all good news lately for the EMC (EMC). On April 19th, it will announce its first-quarter 2012 financial results, and I fully expect to see good things. It has a 52 week low of around $20 per share, and a high of $30 per share, and it is back near the top of that range right now, hovering at around $29 per share. Prices have only been going up, ever since the company announced that it enjoyed record earnings and sales in the fourth quarter of 2011. I don’t expect to see another quarter of record earnings in the April 19th report, but I certainly expect the trend of high earnings to continue.
It was announced that Webair, a global leader in web hosting, has deployed EMC Isilon scale-out NAS to provide its clients with reliable, fast, easily scaled cloud storage. This is an attempt to reduce costs and allow for more flexibility, as Webair’s needs grow. The customers will enjoy reduced costs, flexible storage services, improved performance, and easy scalability. Before this installment, clients needed more complex systems for full redundancy, leading to higher management costs. The first Isilon deployment was in September 2008, and it used Virtual LANs (VLANs). The scaling of Isilon’s “pay-as-you-grow” model allows clients to only pay for the storage capacity that they use. The Isilion X-Series has simplified the workings of the system on both the clients’ side and Webair’s.
Also, it was recently announced that EMC will be pairing up with the Environmental Defense Fund [EDF] and InnoCentive, the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, to carry out a new Eco-Challenge that will search for solutions to the issue of ensuring the responsible disposal of used electronic components and subsystems. This requires a new way to track such shipments. To continue reading, click here.