EMC focuses on SMBs for storage

EMC Corporation has launched networked storage systems for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the distributed enterprise.

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EMC Corporation has launched networked storage systems for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the distributed enterprise.

Featuring second generation iSCSI technology, SATA II disk drive support and enhanced data protection, the new CLARiiON AX150 systems are part of the EMC Insignia line of products for SMBs.

Based on EMC's CLARiiON RAID architecture, the CLARiiON AX150, for Fibre Channel connectivity, and CLARiiON AX150i, for iSCSI connectivity, are claimed to deliver new advances in performance, ease of use, data protection and availability in a compact and cost-effective system.

Each model is user installable and can support up to 10 host servers and scale from 750Gbytes to 6Tbytes of capacity. New features include support for serial ATA (SATA) ii disk drives, an iSCSI installation wizard, improved data protection features and improved availability features.

EMC says the new models are designed with ease of use in mind, and fit in a class of storage for SMB customers, departmental and remote offices that cost effectively provides the necessary performance, functionality and reliability.

David Donatelli, EMC executive vice-president of storage platform operations, says, "Whether an SMB is transitioning from direct attached storage to networked storage, or a company is extending their information infrastructure into branch offices, the new EMC CLARiiON AX150 and AX150i provide customers with simple, reliable and cost-effective networked storage solutions to help them consolidate, automate and protect information crucial to their businesses."



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