EMC pushes NAS performance

EMC has raised the stakes in the increasingly cut throat storage market, unveiling what it claims is the world’s highest performance NAS system.

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By  Andy Tillett Published  May 12, 2005

EMC has raised the stakes in the increasingly cut throat storage market, unveiling what it claims is the world’s highest performance network attached storage (NAS) system. The Celerra NSX NAS gateway offers up to 300,000 network file system (NFS) operations per second. This technology offers a scaleable, modular solution for data centre and enterprise clients. Additional modules are offered as downloads from the EMC website, for ease of implementation and to minimise network disruption. Complementing this, EMC’s new ‘x-blade’ server technology and Centera FileArchiver (CFA) software were also released this week. The x-blade server technology works with the Celerra NSX gateway to help customers consolidate direct attached storage and automate the creation of tiered storage for NAS. EMC claims this will help users to lower costs and move more seamlessly into information lifecycle management (ILM). “Regional customers turn to EMC for complete solutions, not point products, to deliver the benefits of an ILM strategy. The EMC Celerra NSX, as part of an ILM initiative, enables customers to reduce their number of file servers, to consolidate storage, and to leverage their existing investments in storage area network (SAN) infrastructures,” said Mohammed Amin, general manager at EMC Middle East. Up to eight x-blades can be deployed per server. The Celerra NSX supports up to 16 terabytes of storage per x-blade and has a maximum capacity of 112 terabytes. Compared with an older model, the EMC GF980C, the new Celerra NSX boasts four times the NFS operations-per-second, and 68% better price performance.

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