EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today further extended its lead in all major storage markets with the announcement of a record-breaking number of new systems and capabilities designed to make it simpler than ever for businesses and organizations of all sizes to harness and exploit the massive amounts of information they generate each day.
EMC today introduced multiple new storage systems and software features – more than 40 new technologies and products in all – including new arrays for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), new unified systems for the midrange, new software for its high-end systems and new disk-based backup and recovery and archiving systems. The technologies are part of a multi-billion dollar investment in storage that positions EMC at the intersection of all the major trends that are driving massive information growth, including cloud computing and Big Data applications.
The world’s most simple, efficient and affordable unified storage array is the new EMC VNXe storage system, which is designed specifically for SMBs and offered through EMC partners.
With a starting price of under $10,000 (USD), the VNXe can be configured in minutes by IT generalists to support virtual servers and hundreds of email users. It offers advanced storage technologies with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface for set-up, management and serviceability.
The new EMC VNX family of unified storage systems converge EMC’s market leading CLARiiON storage area network (SAN) systems and number one Celerra network attached storage (NAS) systems into a single, easily managed and powerful family of unified storage arrays that are 3 times simpler, more efficient and faster and have the full suite of functionality of its predecessors.
Innovative new EMC Symmetrix VMAX software technologies that make it the most powerful, trusted and smartest storage array in the world and capable of supporting petabytes of information and up to 5 million virtual machines. Among the multiple new features are an advanced version of FAST (fully automated storage tiering) software that automatically optimizes the array based on data usage; new server virtualization, security and federation capabilities; and new operating software that doubles system performance with no hardware upgrade required.
New Data Domain backup and archiving capabilities including new systems that are 7 times faster than the competition, providing the industry’s fastest backups and new Data Domain Archiver systems, the industry’s first deduplication system designed exclusively for long-term disk-based retention of backups.