EMC expands high end storage market reach with VMAXe storage system

EMC Corporation today introduced the new EMC Symmetrix VMAXe storage system, innovative storage technology designed for virtualised cloud and mission critical IT environments.

The VMAXe system enables IT organisations, both domestically and in rapidly expanding markets such as India, China, Eastern Europe and others, to accelerate their journey to cloud computing, EMC said.

The company said that Symmetrix VMAXe has the same industry leading Virtual Matrix Architecture and innovative software as larger Symmetrix VMAX systems used in the world’s largest data centres and is designed for organisations with limited storage expertise and IT resources, in addition to which it features a new hardware design for a smaller footprint, and built-in software for fast installation, configuration and management.

According to Brian Gallagher, president, enterprise storage division, EMC, the rapid adoption of cloud computing around the world is creating exponential data growth that many organisations are struggling to manage with limited staff, space and budgets.  “The Symmetrix VMAXe addresses these challenges with the most sophisticated levels of storage automation, simplified management and provisioning, scalable performance, local and remote replication and the ability to simultaneously support thousands of virtual machines from VMware and others,” he added.

The Symmetrix VMAXe is a compelling expansion of EMC’s portfolio and meets the requirements of a new breed of customer, especially those  in new and emerging markets around the world whose storage environment got bigger than they ever thought it would. EMC is meeting changing market conditions and requirements by making high-end storage capabilities, previously only available to larger data centers, available to everyone,” said Terri McClure, senior analyst, ESG.

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