HOPKINTON, MA - October 19, 2011 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced several key enhancements to the VMAXe enterprise storage system—announced in July—delivering customers with limited storage expertise and IT resources even more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage. The VMAXe is now more powerful with support for more-than 1,000 drives, and is available as an all-Flash VMAXe configuration; is more trusted with a new disaster recovery software option called SRDFe; and is even more efficient with new support for 100 GB Flash and 2.5" SAS disk drives. EMC also extended its industry-leading integration with VMware, offering new VMAXe integration with VMware vSphere 5 cloud infrastructure platform. It's these type of customer-driven innovations which led customers to recognize EMC as the #1 storage choice for Microsoft, Oracle and other mission critical environments in a recent survey by IDC¹.
VMAXe extends the reach of the Symmetrix family to a new category of customers in the mid- to high-end enterprise, as well as emerging markets around the globe. Even more customers can now gain significant benefits within their data center with minimal risk using the proven and trusted Symmetrix platform technology.
The VMAXe uses the same industry leading Virtual Matrix Architecture™ and innovative software as larger VMAX systems used in the world's largest data centers. Designed for organizations with limited storage expertise and IT resources, it features a new hardware design for a smaller footprint, and built-in software for fast installation, configuration and management.
The rapid adoption of cloud computing around the world is creating exponential data growth that many organizations are struggling to manage with limited staff, space and budgets. The VMAXe addresses these challenges with the most sophisticated levels of storage automation, simplified management and provisioning, scalable performance, local and remote replication and the ability to simultaneously support thousands of virtual machines from VMware and others.
Brian Carpenter, Director of Information Technology at Heritage Auctions
"Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. The VMAXe is a killer product, which is why we chose it for our mission-critical SQL Server-based website, auction applications and to accelerate our move to a 98% virtualized infrastructure. With these new enhancements - 100 GB flash drives, 2.5" SAS, new VMware integration, and SRDFe - combined with EMC FAST VP and RecoverPoint software, the VMAXe delivers the power, availability, and efficiencies we need to respond to any request while also keeping our data highly available and secure. The VMAXe just keeps getting better."
Mark Peters, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
"Mission critical virtualized server environments of all sizes require storage that provides high levels of performance, availability, data integrity, and security; however it's increasingly important - given the 'ultra' demands of today's new virtual data centers - to have storage that can also self-tune and optimize itself for virtual computing. VMAX and VMAXe both offer all the above attributes, together with tight support for the latest VMware capabilities; the package is now made more attractive with additional drive technology options and flexibility that extend customers' choices in terms of cost and performance."
Brian Gallagher, President, Enterprise Storage Division, EMC
"The Symmetirx VMAX family continues to be the #1 storage choice for virtual environments because of EMC's industry-leading VMware integration and unique FAST VP technology for cost and performance optimization. The VMAXe enables more IT organizations, both domestically and in rapidly expanding markets such as India, China, Eastern Europe and others, to accelerate their journey to cloud computing. Adoption rates of VMAXe have exceeded expectations—and EMC will continue to innovate to deliver scalable performance, automated tiering and other high-end capabilities—such as SRDFe, new drive support, VMware integration and new levels of scale—at the right level for this type of customer."
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