EMC unveils slew of product upgrades, new VMAX array

In all, the company announced 42 products or upgrades

By , Computerworld |  Storage, EMC

EMC said it is working with its VMware subsidiary to tightly integrate VNX storage UI with the analytics of vCenter Operations Management Suite. The company will extend its VNX storage software portfolio with the addition of the EMC Storage Analytics Suite that is based on VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite.

EMC's VNX unified storage systems will also be integrated with VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite via the new EMC VNX Connector, enabling a single, end-to-end view of IT infrastructures with EMC VNX storage.

The EMC VNX Storage Analytics Suite and EMC VNX Connector for VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite are expected to be generally available in the second half of 2012.

EMC introduced its AppSync application, offering a self-service, SLA-driven approach for protecting virtualized Microsoft applications supported by VNX arrays.

After defining their own service plans, users can set policies for backup of production data as well as recovery.

AppSync also provides an application protection monitoring service that generates alerts when the SLAs are not met. When VNX's snapshots are used with AppSync, they can be used to quickly provision copies of production data for application development and testing.

EMC Isilon OneFS upgrade

EMC also announced the next version of its Isilon OneFS scale-out NAS operating system, code named Mavericks. The clustered NAS system now has new levels of data protection, security, system performance, as well as interoperability, the company said.

OneFS Mavericks is being designed to enable enterprises to extend the scalability EMC Isilon storage systems to a broader range of enterprise applications and infrastructure environments -- large home directories, for example.

The new OneFS NAS system has 90% greater throughput than is predecessor, or a maximum of 740GB/sec compared with 390GB/sec previously, Burton said.

"So we think that it's the highest single-file system throughput in the industry, bar none," he said. "We think it's roughly 20 times faster than traditional NAS."

The OneFS Mavericks OS offers roles-based administration of the file systems, allows the creation of more secure "isolated" storage volumes to prevent unauthorized access to data. The new access control help users comply with rules such as the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission's 17a-4 requirements, which covers electronic communications and data storage.

Isilon's new OS is also expected to reduce a users recovery point objective and recovery time objective for mission critical applications, offering "near real-time" restoration of snapshot backups to recover critical files in the event of error or system failure.


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