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Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments

19 Oct 2011 Hopkinton - EMC Corporation has introduced several key enhancements to the VMAXe enterprise storage system - announced in July - delivering customers with limited storage expertise and IT resources even more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage.

The VMAXe is now more powerful with support for more than 1,000 drives, and is available as an all-Flash VMAXe configuration; is more trusted with a new disaster recovery software option called SRDFe; and is even more efficient with new support for 100 GB Flash and 2.5" SAS disk drives. EMC also extended its industry-leading integration with VMware, offering new VMAXe integration with VMware vSphere 5 Cloud infrastructure platform. It's these type of customer-driven innovations which led customers to recognize EMC as the no. 1 storage choice for Microsoft, Oracle and other mission critical environments in a recent survey by IDC.

The VMAXe delivers even more scale supporting more-than 1,000-drives in a fully-populated VMAXe array - operating with a choice of either 96 GB or 128 GB of cache. The VMAXe is also now available as an all-Flash configuration - also available with VMAX), which is ideal for customers requiring the lowest response time, highest I/Os per second, and most energy-efficient systems in their virtual data centre.

The new SRDFe for VMAXe is a version of EMC's SRDF that is sized specifically for VMAXe environments - supporting replication for up to 8,000 Symmetrix devices, which can include a mix of those in synchronous or asynchronous, and adaptive copy modes. In addition to the already available EMC RecoverPoint on VMAXe, customers now have more options in deploying either of these industry-leading disaster recovery solutions. With both SRDFe and RecoverPoint supported on VMAXe, customers now have multiple ways to integrate with VMware's vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.

New VMAXe support for VMware vCenter Server plug-ins, enabling co-ordination between the VMware platform and either VMAXe or VMAX, provides built-in storage insight in the VMware environment. This supports intelligent virtual machine storage provisioning, bolsters storage troubleshooting, and enables the VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) solution related use cases for storage. This bi-directional "server-to-storage" and "storage-to-server" capability is unique to EMC. Additionally, customers now have the industry's most flexible configurations to leverage Flash technology, including new 100 GB drives, Fibre Channel, SATA, and new highly efficient 2.5" SAS drives in the same disk array enclosure. Support for these new drive technologies further exploit the cost and performance efficiencies available with EMC FAST VP (Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools).

VMAXe extends the reach of the Symmetrix family to a new category of customers in the mid- to high-end enterprise, as well as emerging markets around the globe. Even more customers can now gain significant benefits within their data center with minimal risk using the proven and trusted Symmetrix platform technology.

The VMAXe uses the same industry leading Virtual Matrix Architecture and innovative software as larger VMAX systems used in the world's largest data centres. Designed for organisations with limited storage expertise and IT resources, it features a new hardware design for a smaller footprint, and built-in software for fast installation, configuration and management.

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 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.
Source: EMC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...