Wednesday, January 25, 2006

EMC Scales Storage Array to Over One Petabyte

EMC introduced the first storage array capable of scaling to more than one petabyte (1,024 terabytes) of capacity. The record capacity is made possible through the qualification of Symmetrix DMX-3 system configurations supporting up to 2,400 disk drives and the availability of new 500 gigabyte low-cost Fibre Channel (LC-FC) disk drives.

The new disk drive technology, which compatible with the company's Symmetrix DMX systems, enables the consolidation of more information, applications and storage tiers into fewer arrays and storage networks. EMC said it is the first to deliver this new disk drive technology in a high-end array.

EMC also introduced a new entry-level Symmetrix DMX-3 system that enables customers to incrementally scale the performance and capacity of a single array from 7 terabytes, using 96 disk drives, to more than a petabyte with 2,400 disk drives.