Recently my organization purchased an EMC Celerra Array in the interest of making our file storage more scalable and available for the users. We are also going to start down the virtualization path, but I am going to try the one step at a time approach.
So in the past few weeks I have been playing with the new EMC Celerra that my company purchased. As of right now I can say that creating CIFS servers and sharing storage is pretty straight forward. Other areas, not so much.
Recently I got a Celerra NX4 storage array to meet my organizations storage needs, or out of the box, solve a specific problem that we are having with regard to storage. Slow data performance across the network and Windows Update. I found out quickly by doing some simple math covering what exists today and the maximum amount of available storage on the NX4 (~900GB) that this move to SAN Storage would indeed be something that has multiple phases (read disk shelves).
Occasionally, virtualization administrators and/or storage administrators may find it necessary to expand a live VMFS datastore in a vSphere environment. With the use of the new EMC Unisphere client and the vSphere Client, the procedure is extremely easy. Read on for a how-to on extending VMFS datastores in a live environment using the Unisphere client.
I had a conversation last week with a PR company doing research for Netapp. This followed just after Netapp released their Q4 results, with revenue exceeding expectations at just over $1 billion. Itâ€™s amazing how in the space of less than 20 years they have developed from nothing to a company selling a single $4 billon product.
Dell picked up clustered NAS pro Exanet, finally signing the dotted line after months of speculation. The US $12 million purchase follows reports that the company was going into receivership in December after failing to repay a US $10 million loan from Kreos Capital.
Truly this was one of the most awaited products of 2009 from EMC after the initial announcement by EMC back in April 2009 along with the release of Symmetrix V-Max. Along with FAST, EMC has also introduced some new enhancements to the EMC Symmetrix V-Max, Clariion CX4 and Celerra NS platforms. Currently FAST will be available on the above 3 platforms at debut and will provide automated storage tiering â€œin-the-boxâ€ for Symmetrix V-Max, â€œin-the-boxâ€ for Clariion CX4 and â€œout-of-boxâ€ for Celerra NS platforms.
So next year will mark a history of Symmetrix Products within EMC, still classified as one of the most robust systems out there after 20 years of its inception. In this blog post, we will talk about some facts on Symmetrix products as it relates to its features, characteristics, Enginuity microcode versions, model numbers, year released, etc.
There has been a big chatter about the next generation of EMC machines. After the initial release of DMX-3â€™s in 2005 and then the DMX-4â€™s in 2007, next generation DMX is almost due now. Here is my wish list or expectations on the new DMX Platform.
EMC today announced its next generation Celerra NAS. EMC is pushing the technology towards unified storage, deduplication and virtual provisioning giving away some bells and whistles at no cost.