EMC World 2012 part 1a – more storage announcements

Continuing my EMC World posts, Pat mentioned that 42 new enhancements were being introduced at EMC world today.  My notes were sketchy but this is a smattering of some more of the storage subsystem announcements:

  • New Isilon software and hardware, the X400 with 2X performance and 2X capacity of previous generation node (S200?).  Isilon “Mavericks” software now includes native HDFS (Hadoop distributed file system), better VASA and VAAI integration (VMware), better read-write snapshots, multi-node/multi-stream replication, Sec 14-a4 compliance and RBAC management security.
  • New VMAX 10k, 20k and 40K at the top end, the 40K is a completely new storage system with 2x performance and 2X capacity over prior top end VMAX storage (seems to be a 2X theme here), the 10K will replace the VMAXe and the 20K is the replacement for the current VMAX storage system. No mention of how many controller pairs in each system but assume its something like 2, 4 and 8, for the 10K, 20K and 40K respectively  (maybe?).  Pat said the new 40K can support over 50GB/sec of data transfer (would like to see that on SPC-2 benchmark).

…. more to come.

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