Dell EMC’s Trident reveals a glimpse into unified mid-range storage project

Dell EMC is unifying its mid-range storage product around a single new platform, potentially called PowerStorage, based on XtremIO, with the internal codename Trident.

Dell EMC has revealed a little about its thinking on – through some Linkedin profiles and a job ad for the company’s Trident subsidiary.

1. Mark Weare’s LinkedIn profile says he is: “Sr Consultant Services Product Lead for XtremIO & Next Gen Mid-Range Products [and] Providing leadership to teams responsible for service planning, readiness and serviceability product management for Dell EMC’s Storage Division (XtremIO and Trident product lines).“

2. Itzik Reich’s twitter profile reads: “VP Technology, DellEMC XtremIO, VxFlexos & Next-gen Midrange.”

3. A job spec for a System Architect (Trident, Herzliya) says:

Trident develops a new class of storage solution based on groundbreaking innovation in primary storage design. Leveraging Solid State Drive (SSD) technology, we re-architect storage to deliver unprecedented value in performance, economics, operations, and data management efficiencies, addressing major pain points in high growth Enterprise IT markets.

“Trident is a Dell EMC company, led by a team of experienced professionals and entrepreneurs with a highly successful industry track record. The company’s R&D is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, and Hopkinton MA.

We are looking for candidates capable of leading and specifying system design and specifications to address the system’s complex management, control and data aspects, coping with a distributed scalable highly available storage system.

Our understanding is that the contributing storage arrays, XtremIO, Unity, and SC, will co-exist with the new mid-range system, possibly for many years. There will be no speedy end-of-life moves.