EMC has publicly declared 2016 as the year of All-Flash – how apropos that Gartner has again placed EMC solidly in the “Leaders” quadrant of the latest Solid State Array (SSA) Magic Quadrant (ME); a position we’ve held since its inception three years ago achieved on the shoulders of EMC’s market-leading XtremIO all-flash array (AFA).
Through its Connectrix brand, EMC delivers connectivity for the modern data center that enables a broad range of customer storage applications, from application environments like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft to backup, archiving, and disaster protection over distance. As customers move to all flash storage systems, it’s important to ensure that the storage network is updated to keep pace. Today we’re announcing the general availability of the new Connectrix MDS-9718, designed for the hyper consolidation requirements of the modern data center, which supports sixteen switching modules and 768 line rate 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports. As the industry’s highest port density, “devops friendly” programmable director, it delivers both value and performance.
IT professionals need channel partners more than ever. In today’s hyper-competitive IT market, there are too many vendors making too many claims, which can make it tough for customers to decipher what is the right option for them. As a result, many businesses are looking to partners to help them with storage system selection, overall IT transformation, and a shift to new ways of doing business. By and large, partners are singlehandedly changing the storage game by becoming the trusted advisors their clients need to succeed.
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