Feeds

EMC rolls out next generation of hot VNX models in Milan

And flashes us a glimpse of hush-hush Project Nile cloudy platform

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

EMC has introduced a vast array of new gear in Milan at its “Mega Launch” under the slogan SpeedToLead. The newest kit is targeted at private, public and hybrid clouds.

What do we have so far?

For private clouds, EMC previewed Project Nile, an Elastic Cloud Storage platform said to have public cloud "scale, economics and ease-of-use" with "Private Cloud control, security and flexibility". EMC says it should be the first "complete, web-scale storage infrastructure for the data centre".

Project Nile is about bring public cloud economics and scale to private clouds. Advanced Software division president Amitabh Srivastava blogs:

Project Nile will be designed to deliver a streamlined and highly automated user experience from purchase thorough deployment and consumption.

Project Nile will be engineered to enable “Click and Go” access to block, file and object storage depending on a customer’s workload needs. AND it possesses all the benefits of the Public Cloud by being designed for massive scale, geo-distribution, and elasticity.

Project Nile is intended to support multiple standard APIs including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), OpenStack Swift, HDFS and EMC Atmos. This means that it will help developers more easily move applications between on-premise and Public Cloud environments without the need for costly and time-consuming application rewrites.

Finally, Project Nile will be offered at a very aggressive price point, redefining the economics of on-premise Web-scale storage deployments.

Sounds like ViPR in a set of boxes...

VNX 2 – CONFIRMED

EMC also announced its second generation VNX2, VNX and VNXe arrays, which El Reg covered here.

There is a VNX5400 Lotus Team F1 Limited Edition array in the Lotus F1 team colours to brighten up your boring data centre.

VNX 5400 in Lotus F1 colours

VNX5400 in Lotus F1 team colours.

The VNX-CA (Continuous Availability) product uses VPLEX virtual storage to provide – wait for it – continuous availability if one VNX fails. A VNX-F is an all-flash VNX configuration for the lowest latency and highest data access speed in the VNX range.

EMC announced a single node VNX8000 SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark result of 580,796 IOPS, beating a previous 497,623 IOPS result using a VNX VG8 gateway and four VNX5700 nodes.

An EMC blog post discusses VNX 2 features in more detail.

VNX8000 SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark

VNX8000 SPECsfs 2008 benchmark result. Click chart to get bigger pic.

ViPR, EMC's storage- and control-plane separating software-defined storage technology, will be generally available later this month, with the ViPR Controller and ViPR Object Data Services to store, access and manipulate objects viewed as files "without the latency inherent in current object storage models."

XtremSW v2.0 server flash caching technology has improved management through Unisphere, and support for VMware cCenter, AIX (Power 7 servers running AIX 6.1 and 7.1), and distributed cache coherency for Oracle RAC environments. It also supports the new VNX arrays. There is wider support for third-party server PCIe flash or SSD hardware, including EMC's own XtremSF flash cache cards.

XtremSW 2.0 supports vMotion with automatic failover. There is an XtremSW Management Center to manage cached data and multiple XtremSW Cache instances.

VSPEX template system designs now include second generation VNX arrays and so deliver more storage – EMC sayS you can have twice as many virtual machines for the same price as before. The templates support both Hyper-V and VMware with vSphere 5.5 support being add when it's generally available.

VSPEX also now supports "the DD2500 and DD4200 [and] the latest Avamar technology – Avamar 7 and Avamar-powered VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced – and now VSPEX with RecoverPoint – to deliver continuous data protection."

EMC says it has recorded 3,600 shipments to 3,000 customers by 1,500 partners. There's a blog about the VSPEX news on EMC's website.

XtremSF Oracle RAC support is coming by the end of the year. Project Nile should arrive by mid-2014. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
The cloud that goes puff: Seagate Central home NAS woes
4TB of home storage is great, until you wake up to a dead device
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
Want to STUFF Facebook with blatant ADVERTISING? Fine! But you must PAY
Pony up or push off, Zuck tells social marketeers
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals
By writing a really angry letter about how it's harming our cloud business, ta
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.