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Dell EMC, IBM, and other storage companies chime in on Spectre and Meltdown


Storage arrays, whether directly attached or configured as NAS or SAN, are not immune to the Meltdown and Spectre security bugs. Arrays contain servers known as controllers, and those servers have their fair share of commodity microprocessors where the bugs like to make homes.

TechRepublic polled Dell EMC, IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NetApp, and Vantara (formerly Hitachi Data Systems). Each company provided an official statement or posted one on their site.

Of course, this impacts cloud storage too.

SEE: Intrusion detection policy (Tech Pro Research)

Dell EMC

The link to the data protection security advisory is accessible only by customers, but the public version of that advisory can be found here. Some of this information was provided to me by Dell EMC in an email.

"For Spectre/Meltdown: Because we are a big user of Intel and AMD chipsets, Dell is currently undergoing a portfolio-wide impact assessment of our products. We'll be cascading out information such as...(continued)

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