EMC Silences Rivals With Fastest NAS In The World

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 19, 2005

EMC Corporation has unveiled the fastest, most advanced network attached storage (NAS) system in the world.

The new high-end EMC Celerra NSX NAS gateway delivers up to 300,000 NFS operations per second. Combined with new Celerra software functionality, the solution enables customers to scale higher, faster and more cost effectively than ever before.

With new EMC-designed-and-built X-Blade server technology with N+1 clustering, the EMC Celerra NSX can scale performance using simple online upgrades that let customers easily deploy up to eight X-Blades.

The Celerra NSX helps customers lower costs and achieve information lifecycle management (ILM) benefits by consolidating direct attached storage (DAS) with iSCSI, automating the creation of tiered storage for NAS and transparently moving data from one tier to the next with unprecedented scale and simplified management.

The new Celerra software delivers more scalable management capabilities and better ease of use. New virtual filesystem technology simplifies the management of file systems as customers’ capacities grow.

Additional Celerra NSX benefits include high-availability features such as redundant hot-swappable components, N+1 clustering, dual control stations, and dual uninterrupted power systems (UPS).

To improve scalability, the Celerra NSX supports up to 16 terabytes of usable capacity per X-Blade, with a maximum system capacity of 112 terabytes. With a new RAID 3 data protection scheme, the Celerra NSX can deliver excellent performance for multimedia applications.

According to the company, as compared with the Network Appliance GF980C, an eight-blade EMC Celerra NSX delivers more than four times the NFS operations-per-second performance and 68% better price performance.

The new Celerra NSX systems will be available from EMC and its partners in May, 2005. A four-X-Blade Celerra NSX system has a list price of $278,250. This configuration includes dual management stations, dual uninterrupted power systems (UPS), the CIFS protocol, EMC Celerra SnapSure for local replication, and EMC Celerra Manager for Web-based management.

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