• Press Release

    May 03, 2016

    EMC Ups Ante for Rack Scale Flash with Bigger Better Faster DSSD D5

    Major New DSSD D5 Capabilities and New VCE VxRack System with DSSD Enable Customers to Accelerate Real-Time Analytics and Provides a Platform for Digital Transformation

    Story Highlights

    • EMC announces DSSD dual D5 validated solution for high performance databases and data warehouses
    • New configuration demonstrates 2X the IOPS, bandwidth and capacity; one-third the latency, and a lower TCO than the fastest solution for high performance databases on the market today
    • New VCE VxRack System with DSSD to offer dense compute platforms and high-performance networking connected to D5, to deliver the world's fastest all-flash converged system

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    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced new Rack-Scale Flash offerings including dual DSSD™ D5™ systems in a single rack for use with market-leading high performance database applications as well as the new VCE™ VxRack™ 1000 Series System with DSSD™. DSSD is a key building block for the modern data center, not only accelerating the performance of traditional databases and data warehouses, but also helping customers address new challenges around high performance real-time analytics running on a new generation of apps and much larger working data sets.

    Flash storage has always been about performance. However, EMC has declared 2016 the “Year of All Flash,” and has committed to shipping the majority of all primary storage as all-flash configurations. This commitment to flash, where EMC already leads the market, is extended by innovations in Rack-Scale Flash designed to support both traditional and next-generation applications that pave the way to the modern data center.

    Earlier this year, EMC introduced DSSD D5, a completely new architecture designed for the most data-intensive applications, both traditional and next-generation, which require extreme levels of performance and the lowest possible latency. DSSD D5 reaches new performance heights, with real-world results that speed applications such as genetic sequencing calculations, fraud detection, credit card authorization, and advanced analytics by as much as 10X.

    DSSD D5 delivers extreme speed for customers whose businesses hinge upon this level of performance. With today's announcement, EMC is pushing the Rack-Scale Flash envelope even further, by demonstrating that striping two D5 systems together with high performance databases in a single rack delivers 2X the IOPS, bandwidth and capacity; one-third the latency and a lower TCO than the fastest solution for databases on the market today. With this capability, customers will now be able to consolidate multiple data marts, accelerate high performance business intelligence applications, and impact time to value for many other high performance analytics applications around risk, security, intelligence, etc.

    EMC also announced today, a new fully-engineered storage, networking and compute system that provides customers with a single pre-configured and optimized solution for their high-performance databases and data warehouses. The VCE VxRack System with DSSD will combine the unmatched performance of DSSD with VCE's heralded system availability, reliability, and productivity. This offers customers an accelerated time-to-value, with faster deployment and the ability to scale as their needs expand.


    DSSD's support for dual D5 systems with high performance databases and VxRack System with DSSD will be available in the second half of 2016. For more information, please visit the EMC DSSD web site.

    Industry Analyst Quote:

    Tony Palmer, Senior Lab Analyst, ESG

    “As a new category, Rack-Scale Flash has a lot of room to grow. The new features in DSSD D5, coupled with a converged infrastructure offering, make a compelling case for Rack-Scale Flash as an integral part of IT transformation.”

    EMC Executive Quote:

    CJ Desai, President Emerging Technologies Division, EMC

    “The industry response to DSSD D5 has been staggering—and we're keeping the innovation moving to evolve Rack-Scale Flash and enable customers to modernize their data centers. The combination of the blazing fast performance of D5 and EMC's industry-leading VxRack converged infrastructure platform offers customers a fully-engineered system to realize unprecedented time to value for their applications. We're breaking new ground yet again with these never-before-seen capabilities.”

    About Dell

    EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

    EMC, D5, DSSD, VCE and VxRack are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners. VCE and VxRack are registered trademarks or trademarks of VCE Company LLC.

    This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) risks associated with the proposed acquisition of EMC by Denali Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Dell, Inc., including, among others, assumptions related to the ability to close the acquisition, the expected closing date and its anticipated costs and benefits; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.’s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (viii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (ix) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xiii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiv) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xvi) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.