HOPKINTON, Mass - October 20, 2011 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), today raised the performance bar for unified storage with new options that scale the EMC VNX to new levels of bandwidth, transactional performance, and capacity density—ideal for environments requiring the highest level of performance and availability for demanding, mission critical Oracle and Microsoft SQL data warehousing and OLTP (online transaction processing) workloads, as well as high end video production and seismic interpretation for oil and gas.
EMC today announced it has achieved 14GB/s high bandwidth with a dual VNX7500/single rack configuration, introduced a new high bandwidth option for the VNX5500, a new dense rack configuration with 3TB drives, and a new Flash VNX5500-F. These new options—designed to boost performance, efficiency and cost savings in mission critical environments—build upon the EMC VNX series, which is powered by the latest quad-core Intel Xeon processor 5600 series and use Flash drives as both a high performance storage tier and as a caching tier that is easily managed by the EMC Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) Suite. 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.
Patrick Williams, Systems Specialist at NC State University
"As with any organization with a budget and limited space, we're always searching for data center solutions that are simple, powerful, efficient—and help manage our costs. The density—and ability to squeeze 1.6 PBs of data into just one floor tile in our data center is impressive. EMC now has the option to free up data center floor space—and reduce overall power consumption dramatically. It's impressive.
Dennis Robinson, Director, Technical Infrastructure GENEX
"Our business and success is measured by our ability to serve our customers—providing insurers, employers and third party administrators with managed care solutions and information management capabilities. We currently use the EMC VNX unified storage systems to scale our IT infrastructure and get the most out of our VMware and our Oracle environment. For environments where data availability and high performance are crucial, a Flash unified storage system like the VNX5500-F would be an ideal option."
David Vellante, President & Co-founder at Wikibon.org
"Virtualizing mission critical Oracle and Microsoft SQL-based applications is a conversation of increasing importance amongst practitioners in the Wikibon community. A key consideration for these customers is predictable performance which is particularly difficult to achieve with virtualized systems. The data explosion is so enormous that it's becoming impossible to manually manage hot spots. As such, organizations are demanding efficient storage infrastructure that supports automated operations. With this announcement, EMC is stepping up to the challenge of evolving a proven and reliable VNX platform with innovations such as flash and automated tiering to support emerging client needs."
Rich Napolitano, President, EMC Unified Storage Division
"As the storage market leader, EMC is now extending the simplicity, efficiency and performance of the VNX unified storage series to provide customers with mission critical Oracle and Microsoft environments with the high-performance and five-9's availability they require. Today we're building upon EMC's unique ability to help customers exploit the costs and performance efficiencies of Flash technology with the VNX5500-F. Additionally, for bandwidth-intensive applications like Oracle or Microsoft data warehousing, we've improved both the throughput and storage density. Today's news is another calculated move by EMC to deliver customers the technologies they need to do more with less."
The highly scalable VNX series delivers 3-times simpler management, 3-times better efficiency, and 3-times more performance and than current EMC midrange storage systems. With EMC FAST VP and FAST Cache—both part of the EMC FAST Suite, the VNX series offers superior performance, capacity optimization, and comprehensive storage management functionality, while exploiting the benefits of Flash technology. The systems dramatically simplify the deployment and management of virtualized applications, including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Microsoft Exchange Server, VMware View virtual desktops, and Oracle databases.
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