At EMC World this past week, all the news was about VMware, Cisco and EMC and how they are hooking up to address the needs of the new data center user.
VMware introduced vSphere which was their latest release of their software which contained significant tweaks to improve storage performance.
Cisco was not announcing much at the show other than to say that they support vSphere with their Nexus 1000v software switch.
EMC discussed their latest V-Max hardware and PowerPath/VMware, an up and coming release of NaviSphere for VM and some other plugins that allows the VMware admin to see EMC storage views (EMC viewer).
On another note, it seems that EMC is selling out all their SSDs they can and they recently introduced their next generation SSD drive with 400GB of storage