EMC Corporation unveils latest advancements in storage technologies

The company has expanded EMC VNX line of midrange storage, added new capabilities for EMC VSPEX, announced the upcoming general availability of EMC ViPR – a new Software-Defined Storage platform, and a preview of “Project Nile”, a complete Web-scale storage infrastructure for the data center.

The VNX line of unified storage systems includes VNX5200, VNX5400, VNX5600, VNX5800, VNX7600, VNX8000 and VNX-F. it raises the bar for application performance, storage efficiency, data protection, data availability and ease-of-use, the company said.

Through new MCx software the new VNX fully unleashes the power of flash, accelerating application and file performance by up-to 4X. The new platform is available at one-third the price for the same performance of the previous generation.


The ViPR Software-Defined Storage Platform is scheduled to be generally available later this month. ViPRis will include both the ViPR Controller and ViPR Object Data Services. ViPR Object Data Services gives customers the ability to view objects as files, providing file access performance without the latency inherent in current object storage models, EMC said.

“Project Nile”, according to EMC, will be the first commercially-available complete, Web-scale storage infrastructure for the data center.

EMC also announced that EMC XtremSW Cache 2.0 software offers deeper integration with EMC arrays including the new VNX Series—further driving down latency by 65 percent. The caching software also offers VMware vCenter support, industry first IBM AIX support and distributed cache coherency for Oracle RAC environments as well as increased support for any server flash SSD or PCIe hardware.

These innovations provide customers and partners with the essential building blocks they need to build Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud environments, the company said.

EMC president and chief operating officer, David Goulden, said, “Customers are demanding more performance and efficiency from their current data center infrastructure while, at the same time, exploring new architectures for their next generation mobile and Web applications.”

“By fully embracing and exploiting disruptive technologies such as Intel MultiCore, virtualization and flash, EMC is providing customers with the products and solutions they need to help transform their IT department–not only delivering unprecedented levels of performance and efficiency but also providing the agility needed for their business to remain competitive,” Goulden added.

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