EMC introduces Xtrem family of flash-optimized server and storage products
Mar 20, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
EMC Corporation, a provider of data storage products and services, has announced the introduction of the EMC Xtrem family of flash-optimized server and storage products and introduced a new line of EMC XtremSF PCIe-based Flash cards.
XtremSF is server Flash hardware, available in a set of eMLC and SLC capacities. It can be deployed as either direct attached storage (DAS) that sits within the server to deliver high performance - or it can be deployed in combination with EMC XtremSW Cache (formerly EMC VFCache) server caching software to turbocharge network storage array performance.
EMC has also announced the release of XtremIO to select customers. XtremIO is purpose built to leverage Flash and deliver new levels of real-world performance, administrative ease, and advanced data services. Its scale-out architecture delivers higher levels of functional IOPS to applications that require high levels of random I/O performance, such as OLTP databases, server virtualization and VDI ( virtual desktop infrastructure), the company said.
The XtremIO system exceeds 150K functional 4K mixed read/write IOPS, and 250K functional 4K read IOPS for each X-Brick (the scale-out building blocks for the XtremIO array), and over 1.2 million functional 4K mixed read/write IOPS, and 2 million functional 4K read IOPS when scaled out to a cluster of eight X-Bricks. The XtremIO array delivers this level of performance with sub-millisecond response times while running a set of integrated and Flash-optimized data services including Flash-specific data protection, thin provisioning, global inline data reduction, accelerated VMware provisioning through VAAI, and writeable snapshots, the company added.
The XtremSF flash device is available in a range of eMLC (550 GB and 2.2 TB) and SLC (350 GB and 700 GB) capacities. In addition, when deployed with XtremSW Cache intelligent server Flash caching software, XtremSF devices can be leveraged as a caching device for accelerated performance with array protection for applications such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange. The XtremSF flash devices deliver customers low TCO. All XtremSF products, including the 2.2TB offering, are standard half-height, half-length 25w PCIe cards, the company reported.
Zahid Hussain, senior vice president and general manager, EMC Flash products division, said, "Flash technology is enabling new levels of application performance and is the single biggest consideration to how customers are architecting their data centers today. Today, we are delivering a market-leading and comprehensive portfolio of Flash solutions across a variety of customer use cases and requirements. Going forward, we are dedicated to providing increased value through flash-optimized software and systems to break the barriers of today's infrastructure silos."
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