EMC unveils over 40 new storage technologies
EMC announces new enterprise systems and software, SME integrated offering
EMC has made a bid to keep its dominant position in the storage market, with launch of over 40 new storage technologies yesterday.
The company hosted a series of global launch events to showcase the new solutions, which it said are the result of a multi-billion dollar investment in storage technologies to position the company to handle cloud computing and booming volumes of data.
Joe Tucci, chairman and CEO of EMC commented: "What you're seeing today is EMC ‘doubling down' on its core franchise: storage. The technologies are changing, the use cases are changing and the consumption models are changing. These new products and capabilities put us in an excellent position to capitalize on the major trends in the IT industry and place us squarely at the intersection the biggest ones: cloud computing and Big Data."
EMC unveiled a range of new solutions and enhancements at the launch. The launch included a new offering for the SME segment, the EMC VMXe unified storage system, which consolidates EMC's Clariion SAN and Celerra NAS systems into single set of array. The solution is intended to be faster and more efficient, while be configured and operated by IT generalists, with prices starting at under $10,000. The solution is primarily intended for delivery by channel partners, and will rival systems from competitors such as Dell and NetApp.
The VNX family also extends into systems for the midrange, fully optimized for virtual applications and for high performance, with new software packages for data management and protection.
EMC also announced new software for its Symmetrix VMAX storage systems, including a new version of the Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) software to optimize where data is located, and a new operating environment which the company says will double system performance without requiring a hardware upgrade.
The company also announced a new high performing version of Data Domain deduplication storage systems, for enterprise level back up, restore and archiving, and an industry's first deduplication system designed exclusively for long-term disk-based retention of backups.
"Our customers and partners see the future of IT coming and EMC is again preparing them for change. These new products are part of the largest launch ever and reflect the best-of-the-best in the storage industry spanning virtually the entire spectrum. For 13 years EMC has been number one in storage and we have been at the forefront of all the major trends and have helped our customers prepare for information growth that was first measured in gigabtyes, moved to terabytes and then petabytes and will soon be measured in zettabytes," said Pat Gelsinger, EMC president, Information Infrastructure Products