EMC claims to have achieved a breakthrough in mid-range storage performance, scalability and economics with its new CLARiiON UltraScale architecture and CX3 series of networked storage systems.
Targeted at mid-size companies, the CLARiiON CX3 UltraScale series enables the consolidation of multiple tiers of information onto a single array while optimising performance and total cost of ownership.
The CLARiiON UltraScale architecture is said to be the storage industry's first available platform with full end-to-end 4 gigabit-per-second Fibre Channel technology. It features up to double the performance and capacity of its predecessor and the company is confident that it can enable customers to consolidate the workload of two competitive systems onto a single new.
EMC says the new architecture redefines mid-range storage economics by allowing customers to seamlessly upgrade from prior generations of CLARiiON, run existing management and protection software and scale single system capacity and performance up to 239 terabytes.
The EMC CLARiiON UltraScale CX3-20, CX3-40 and CX3-80 models are available now.