- February 23, 2009 -
HOPKINTON, Mass.– February 23, 2009–EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced a new lineup of EMC® Celerra® unified storage systems, the NS-120, NS-480, NS-960 and NS-G8 Gateway, featuring the industry’s most comprehensive set of built-in features. The innovative Celerra NS line, with integrated NAS (network attached storage), iSCSI and Fibre Channel connectivity, is more flexible and provides more overall value than any system of its kind. In 2008, revenues from the Celerra NS line outpaced the market, growing more than 40 percent, by providing customers with a scalable, simplified and easy to manage solution.
The new multi-protocol EMC® Celerra® NS models combine new software innovations, including file system deduplication, file-level retention and compliance capabilities with the five-nines (99.999%) reliability and advanced capabilities of EMC CLARiiON® CX4 storage systems to provide up to 22 percent lower total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to other systems in the market. These new features expand upon existing built-in capabilities, including advanced IP storage replication, automated volume management for optimized storage tiering and thin provisioning.
The new Celerra NS-120, NS-480, NS-960, and NS-G8 Gateway systems provide:
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, which is internationally recognized for its research and education in natural and engineering sciences, uses multiple Celerra NS systems for its Fileservices, VMware, Oracle and Exchange environments and beta tested the new Celerra Data Deduplication feature.
“Our EMC Celerra systems support some of the most critical applications for our university and staff, including 3,000 Exchange clients as well as I/O intensive research applications, the internet presence of more than 250 institutes and the home directories of 35,000 students and staff members,” said Uli Betzler, Senior Storage Architect, KIT. “Given that some of our clients put a very high workload on the systems, we strive to make our VMware, NFS and iSCSI storage environments as efficient as possible. The Celerra Data Deduplication feature showed a 25 percent reduction in the amount of primary data in our fileservice environment, while improving overall system performance. Many of the files stored on the Celerra are large and deduplication will result in cost savings for the KIT with the benefit of faster access to the files. Beyond that, even the small files in typical user profiles show an impressive compression ratio with EMC’s Data Deduplication feature.”
Steve Scully, Research Manager, Enterprise Storage Systems at IDC, said, “In this environment, IT managers are looking to get the most value out of their limited budgets and for technology that will help their bottom lines. Unified storage is clearly an area where customers are getting this value as well as increasing the operational efficiency of their environments. By consolidating VMware, Windows, Linux and Unix environments onto a single Celerra NS system, IT managers gain a tremendous amount of flexibility and the ability to deploy and update the latest storage technologies across all application environments as needs dictate.”
Rich Napolitano, Senior Vice President, EMC Storage Division, said, “Customers have asked us to help them remove cost and complexity from their IT environments. EMC has a history of incorporating features and flexibility into its Celerra systems that others in the industry either can’t or view as stand-alone products. The new Celerra systems continue this tradition and integrate numerous innovative new capabilities, at no additional charge, into a single, easy-to-use system.”
As with the previous generation, the new easy-to-use Celerra NS models are customer and partner installable. In addition, EMC Global Services and qualified EMC Velocity2 Authorized Services Network (ASN) partners offer a range of service and support options. To further help customers lower TCO, EMC Global Financial Services is offering new financing options to help customers more easily deploy the newest unified storage technologies. Click here for additional information about EMC financing options.
EMC Celerra NS-120
EMC Celerra NS-480
EMC Celerra NS-960
Rich Napolitano, Senior Vice President, EMC Storage Division
The new Celerra NS-120, NS-480, NS-960 and NS-G8 models are available in early March 2009.
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com
“The new Celerra models enable us to address the unified storage requirements of our customers with power and capacity efficiencies, simplified management, and increased capacity, scalability and flexibility in an easy-to-use platform. EMC Celerra provides us the opportunity to extend our value-add services to these customers. EMC's innovative approach to unified storage helps us drive down our customers costs and provide them with a lower TCO.”
Marc Duvoisin, Director of Alliances, Dimension Data
“Our customers are coming to us with one thing in mind—how to drive down costs and get the most value out of their budgets. The new EMC Celerra lineup, armed with deduplication, compression, flash drives, low power SATA drives, management tools designed for VMware environments, compliance options, increased capacity, scalability and flexibility help us better meet our customers’ needs.”
Chase Wilkinson, Director of Professional Services at Prosys
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