EMC releases EMC Xtrem Family of Flash-optimized server and storage products


Infotech Lead India: EMC Corporation has unveiled EMC Xtrem Family of Flash-optimized server and storage products.The company also introduced a new line of EMC XtremSF PCIe-based Flash cards that dramatically accelerate application performance.  XtremSF joins EMC’s growing portfolio of extreme-performance Flash products including EMC Isilon, EMC VMAX and EMC VNX, as well as the EMC XtremIO (formerly Project X).XtremSF is server Flash hardware, available in a broad set of eMLC and SLC capacities. It can be deployed as either direct attached storage (DAS) that sits within the server to deliver high performance—or it can be deployed in combination with EMC XtremSW Cache (formerly EMC VFCache) server caching software.The XtremSF Flash devices are proven to deliver a record 1.13 million IOPS in a standard form factor—an achievement unmatched in the industry, the company said. The XtremSF device’s next generation design delivers 2X higher throughput than other offerings in the market to enhance real-world workloads in Web scale and other applications.

XtremIO is purpose built to leverage Flash and deliver new levels of real-world performance, administrative ease, and advanced data services .The company has released XtremIO to select customers.

In real-world operating conditions found in today’s demanding production environments, XtremIO system exceeds 150K functional 4K mixed read/write IOPS, and 250K functional 4K read IOPS for each ‘X-Brick’ (the scale-out building blocks for the XtremIO array), and over 1.2 million functional 4K mixed read/write IOPS, and 2 million functional 4K read IOPS when scaled out to a cluster of eight X-Bricks.

EMC has also plans to deliver a broad, device-independent Flash software suite—the EMC XtremSW Suite with more caching capabilities, in addition to offering advanced data services to Flash as memory and Flash as DAS.

The XtremSW Suite will provide customers with capabilities such as pooling, cache coherency, deeper EMC storage array integration and specific enhancements for VMware environments in the future.

XtremSF 550 GB and 2.2 TB eMLC capacities are currently available globally. EMC expects to make 700 GB and 1.4 TB capacities available on EMC price lists in the second quarter of 2013. EMC will extend the XtremSF family with even higher capacity offerings in the future.

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