EMC hopes to absorb much of ScaleIO's innovation into the folds of its own business, adding the company's "highly scalable" Flash server software into its own product portfolio and cloud-computing environments .
In a statement today, EMC President and COO David Goulden said:
Flash now permeates every layer of IT -- in virtualized and non-virtualized environments. Enterprise workloads are diverse in nature, and EMC is committed to offering our customers and partners choice in their Flash deployments. ScaleIO is a natural extension to our best-of-breed portfolio. It strengthens our product capabilities in the area of server-side storage and brings a world class team that will undoubtedly enable us to innovate more quickly in the future.
According to the release, ScaleIO's secret sauce involves the creation of a software environment whereby server users (from10 to thousands) can consolidate and organize storage from any number of hardware storage devices.
EMC didn't disclose specific financial details, but the company did note that the deal is not expected to have any effect on its full year 2013 earnings.