EMC Introduces new storage innovations
Today EMC presents a total of more than forty new hardware and software solutions. These include new storage systems (storage arrays) for the small business sector, unified systems for midrange, high-end software systems and disk-based backup, recovery and archiving. This investment by EMC plays more on the current trends - including cloud computing and data-intensive applications - the huge information growth such as "Big Data" applications.
What I find interesting (as a small independent contractor) is the new market for medium and small businesses. I think they have created a huge opportunity here. Let's face it, EMC was always moving in the Enterprise sector. And they still do good things there, don't get me wrong! But, as to my opinion when they decided to come down from there "cloud", they put a tremendous step in a good direction.
With a simple unified storage system (unified storage array) for medium and small business sector and offered by EMC partners, IT generalists can configure within minutes allowing hundreds of virtual servers and e-mail users supported. Instead of Disks, LUNS, Storage Groups, and storage processors, the customer will see Exchange mailboxes, virtual machines, and application databases. It's not about managing storage. It's about managing applications. This easily managed, efficient and affordable system offers advanced storage technologies with an intuitive, easy to use interface for setup and management. Simply it takes your application requirement and the system does the maths and the layout for you. In a medium and small bussiness environment there is no place for storage management. There is only place for the day to day thinking of an IT Generalist.
Looking at the new EMC hardware we find here the VNXe and VNX series which are an affordable unified storage platform for smaller businesses. The VNXe and VNX series gives you automated, application-ready storage with solution-focused software that’s easy to manage, provision, and protect. VNXe and VNX are optimized for virtual applications with VMware and Hyper-V integration.
The only thing I'm curious about now is what the 'e' stands for? Problem solved! The VNX family includes the VNXe™ (entry) series. 'e' stands for 'entry'
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