This one took me awhile to get to but seemed to go under the radar… EMC is mentioned in three of the major five categories covered by SearchStorage.com:
And to think… so much has happened since 2010 – you have Isilon under EMC, you have VNX and VNXe, Data Domain getting better and more powerful, and the VMAX… it continues to do amazing things.
Typically thought of as a data protection appliance, the TwinStrata CloudArray is now also available as software so it can be run as a virtual appliance under Citrix, Microsoft or VMware hypervisors. CloudArray links backups to cloud storage services, including AT&T Synaptic, Amazon and services based on EMC Atmos.
The EMC Data Domain Global Deduplication Array (GDA) with EMC Data Domain Boost boasts a throughput of 12.8 TB/hour and can accommodate more than 14 petabytes of data. The EMC Data Domain Boost option can distribute parts of the deduplication process to the backup server to accelerate performance by up to 50%.
EMC Corp. Clariion CX4 Software and Unified Management: The comprehensive software update for EMC’s midrange Clariion CX4 arrays includes Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) for sub-LUN tiering, FAST Cache performance acceleration, primary data compression and virtual provisioning. It also uses new EMC Unisphere management software for common management of Clariion and EMC Celerra unified storage.
EMC Corp. VPLEX: This new architecture encompasses a set of products for federating storage inside data centers and across geographic distances. EMC VPLEX lets organizations move thousands of virtual machines and petabytes of information non-disruptively.
Isilon Systems Inc. Unified Scale-Out Storage: With its Unified Scale-Out Storage, Isilon has added iSCSI support to its OneFS operating system, giving it block storage capabilities to go with its fundamental scale-out NAS technology in a single system.