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SOURCE EMC Corporation
New Features, Configurations, Integrations and Programs Redefine The Possible With All-Flash Storage
LONDON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
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EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced a multitude of new features and configurations, ecosystem integrations, and business programs for EMC® XtremIO™ all-flash arrays. Collectively, these offer more scale, more capabilities, and more support for consolidated, virtualized, and performance-hungry workloads.
Having already surpassed $100 million in demand within six months of product availability, EMC believes XtremIO is the fastest-growing all-flash array, and the fastest-growing storage array in history. New XtremIO 3.0 capabilities deliver enterprise data centers with leaps forward in performance, consolidation, and application agility through intelligent always-on, inline data services. These free software upgrades, available for existing XtremIO arrays, improve IT agility and deliver breakthrough user experience and economics.
The XtremIO value proposition is simple: Advanced always-on, inline data services are critical to enabling superior economics, usability, capabilities, and consistent and predictable high performance regardless of workload – it's an architectural must-have for all-flash arrays. XtremIO set the benchmark for consistent and predictable performance, and now, with these enhancements, delivers new levels of value through a breakthrough metadata space-efficient snapshot capability, improved capacity efficiency, and additional rich data services that make enterprise data centers simpler and more agile. The software-centric XtremIO architecture easily and rapidly offers new capabilities through a simple code upgrade.
The combination of XtremIO's scale-out architecture, data services, and unique flash endurance help redefine the traditional storage lifecycle and its total cost of ownership. A new XtremIO Xpect More Program is now available, designed to make it easier to deploy XtremIO with a long-term, predictable TCO. This promotion offers customers three fundamental benefits:
The Xpect More Program complements the existing EMC XtremIO "$1 Million Inline All the Time Guarantee" – which has yet to be claimed – and the EMC Flash Rescue Program, a trade-in program that makes it simple for customers to trade-in alternative flash arrays that have not lived up to expectations due to system-level garbage collection, poor usable capacity, and other performance issues.
Pricing and Availability
All XtremIO 2.4 capabilities (Starter X-Brick, inline encryption, writeable snapshots) are available immediately (and began shipping in May 2014), and XtremIO 3.0 capabilities (inline compression, performance improvements) are expected to ship this quarter. All available products are also available from the online EMC Store (https://store.emc.com/), which offers an additional resource that makes it easier and faster for customers to research EMC products, compare features, review list prices, and request quotes.
Industry Analyst Quote:
David Vellante, Chief Research Officer at The Wikibon Project
"The impact of flash storage will go far beyond performance. 10X performance improvements relative to hard disk are really just table stakes. The disruptive opportunities with flash storage are in delivering a new breed of applications supported by advanced data services that were not even possible on disk. These capabilities will dramatically simplify complex application environments, streamline cumbersome workflows and unlock a step function in new business value."
Craig Englund, Principal Architect at Boston Scientific
"Last year we began to redefine our data center with XtremIO for our global VDI deployment and the results have been nothing short of amazing. Today we've expanded our use of XtremIO to include our virtual server environment running SQL Server databases and the results have exceeded our expectations. For example, we took a key database from physical to virtual, ran it on fewer cores, and saw performance increase by 300% instantly – just by moving it to XtremIO. The time our DBAs have gained back from trying to tune the database and SQL code, combined with the faster time-to-results on our large queries has an almost incalculable business value. EMC's pace of innovation is simply breathtaking."
CJ Desai, President, EMC Emerging Technology Products Division (Twitter: @CJ_Desai)
"XtremIO heralds a new era in storage array design, architected from the ground-up for consistent and predictable random access performance. With the addition of rich new inline data services, the value XtremIO delivers to customers, which vaulted EMC to #1 in the all-flash array market a mere six weeks after general availability, is greatly extended. With better performance, more capacity, more capabilities, and further integration across the EMC product portfolio, XtremIO is the all-flash array platform of choice, helping end-users redefine what's possible in their data centers and application environments."
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset - information - in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
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