EMC and Intel are expected to announce Tuesday at Storage Networking World a partnership where Intel will sell EMC's Clariion AX150 low-end storage array.
Intel will make the AX150 part of its portfolio of white-box server and storage products. "White boxes" are typically sold to smaller manufacturers that target small businesses with their low-cost systems. White-box manufacturers try to get the very lowest prices when looking for standard components.
The addition of the AX150 Fibre Channel array and the AX150i iSCSI array to Intel's portfolio is a brilliant move for EMC, which has cast its net into small and mid-size businesses, where SANs are often difficult to deploy.