Wednesday, September 4, 2013

EMC Delivers Performance Boost, Cloud Scalability and Software-Defined Capabilities

EMC Corporation unveiled significant technology advances in its VNX line of midrange storage, new capabilities for its VSPEX reference architecture, the upcoming general availability of ViPR – a new Software-Defined Storage platform, a preview of "Project Nile" – which EMC expects to be the world's first commercially-available, Web-scale storage infrastructure for the data center.

"Customers are demanding more performance and efficiency from their current data center infrastructure while, at the same time, deploying new architectures for their next generation mobile and Web applications. By fully embracing and exploiting disruptive technologies such as Intel MultiCore, virtualization and flash, EMC is providing customers with the products and solutions they need to help transform their IT department," stated EMC President and Chief Operating Officer, David Goulden.

Some highlights:

The new range of VNX unified, mid-range storage systems leverages the power of flash, accelerating application and file performance by up to 4X. The new platform also delivers unprecedented price/performance—one-third the price for the same performance of the previous generation.

All EMC VSPEX reference architectures are now powered by the new VNX Series—delivering 2X more virtual machines at the same prices. 

The ViPR Software-Defined Storage Platform is planned to be generally available later this month. ViPR is scheduled to include both the ViPR Controller and ViPR Object Data Services. ViPR Object Data Services gives customers the ability to view objects as files, providing file access performance without the latency inherent in current object storage models.

Project Nile aims to give IT departments or Service Providers the ability to deliver easily consumable storage services, similar to those offered by the Web scale Public Cloud providers, but with the control security and reliability of a Private Cloud. Project Nile is intended to support multiple standard APIs including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), OpenStack Swift, HDFS and EMC Atmos.

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