EMC World 2012—LAS VEGAS - May 21, 2012 -
At EMC World 2012, EMC (NYSE:EMC) today announced the new EMC VMAX Family, consisting of the VMAX 10K, VMAX 20K and the newest member of the family, the VMAX 40K. The new EMC VMAX Family is a comprehensive lineup of enterprise storage arrays, all built upon the industry-leading Virtual Matrix Architecture first introduced in April 2009. Complementing the new EMC VMAX Family is a host of new software capabilities that streamline operations and extend the market-proven VMAX to new hosts and applications, while integrating customers' existing storage assets into an integrated and unified pool of storage resources. Combined, the scalable EMC VMAX Family offers the most powerful, most trusted, smartest and most efficient enterprise information infrastructure for deploying Hybrid Clouds.
The EMC VMAX Family is anchored by the new VMAX 40K, a revolutionary new product that establishes new maximums for performance, capacity and scale in the enterprise storage market. Delivering as much as 3X more performance and 2X the usable capacity of any other enterprise storage product, the VMAX 40K is optimized to support hyper-consolidation of the world's most demanding big data, transaction processing, analytics and cloud computing applications.
Customers are increasingly moving toward a Hybrid Cloud model—which delivers the flexibility and choice to store and serve information within the cloud, while maintaining control over their mission critical applications. The Hybrid Cloud is delivering customers the opportunity to run their businesses smarter and more efficiently. The new EMC VMAX Family, and enhancements to Enginuity, are purpose-built to be the foundation for enterprises of all sizes as they transform their IT environments to take advantage of the Hybrid Cloud.
With today's announcement EMC is delivering:
All of these new products, features and capabilities are shipping now and will be introduced to EMC World attendees through a combination of keynote addresses, engineering-led product sessions, trade show demonstrations and hands-on Labs running on EMC's Demo Cloud.
Fabio Grignani, Deputy General Manager & COO, at SIA
"SIA is a European leader in technology infrastructures and services for financial and central banking institutions, corporations and public administration bodies for payments, online banking, network services and capital markets. SIA annually manages nearly 8.1 billion transactions relating to card, collections and payments—on overage this adds up to approximately 63 million cards, 22.3 billion transactions on financial markets and we also carried 11.2 thousand billion bytes of data over our network. Processing millions of transactions everyday means that performance, availability and reliability in our mainframe storage environment is central to our IT strategy. Together, the new VMAX 40K and FAST VP for Mainframe will help SIA in achieving dynamic performance optimization of our Flash tier—automatically. EMC is enabling SIA to make better use of all tiered capacity for unmatched performance gains, which means we can focus on continuing to deliver world-class service to our customers."
Benjamin Woo, Program Vice President, Worldwide Storage System, IDC
"EMC is yet again setting the bar in high end storage with the VMAX 40K and these new software capabilities. As customers continue to virtualize their IT environments and move toward cloud—particularly with Hybrid Clouds—innovations like VMAX 40K, FTS, and simplified management capabilities are central to achieving the level of performance, data protection and management customers are facing."
Brian Gallagher, President, Enterprise Storage Division at EMC
"The Hybrid Cloud and Big Data are two transformative mega-trends in the industry today. More and more IT professionals are embracing these trends to make their businesses run smarter and more efficiently. With today's news, the VMAX Family is building upon its existing portfolio of high end solutions, and delivering new hardware and software capabilities that are purpose-built for these Hybrid Cloud environments. As the IT industry embarks on one of its most transformative eras with the onset of cloud and Big Data, the market-leading VMAX Family continues to set the pace for the high end storage market."
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