EMC launches IP storage and virtualisation range

EMC Corporation has launched a range of storage and virtualisation solutions.

EMC Corporation has launched a range of storage and virtualisation solutions.

The highlights of the new offerings include what the company says is the availability of the world's largest and most flexible high-end storage array, innovative new file system software and new network attached storage (NAS) virtualisation capabilities. The new products are designed for IP networks.

EMC has introduced entry-level and high-end configurations of its flagship Symmetrix DMX-3 storage array. Some feature new fibre channel 500Gbyte disk drives, which, says EMC, enable a single high-end storage array, for the first time ever, to scale beyond a petabyte of capacity. The upshot is that more information from more applications can be stored on a single array and multiple tiers of storage can be managed on the Symmetrix DMX-3 platform.

Also launched is Multi-Path File System for iSCSI (MPFSi) file system software. Claimed by EMC as an industry first, the software is designed for customers in data intensive environments that process large files over IP networks, including grid computing, rich media, software development and others.

The company has also made major enhancements to its Rainfinity Global File Virtualisation platform, including Global Namespace Management, which provides a unified view of all files and file systems located on heterogeneous file servers on an IP network. The Rainfinity platform now also includes Synchronous IP Replication, which provides improved protection capabilities.

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