Posts Tagged ‘EMC XtremIO’

EMC Celebrates XtremIO Momentum, Puts a $1,000,000 Guarantee Back on the Table

EMC’s XtremIO all-flash array has had a blockbuster year by all measures. While celebrating the fact that the XtremIO product line not only leads the industry in revenue and market share, it also is the fastest-growing storage array in EMC history. XtremIO array sales rocketed to a $500 million annualized demand run-rate in its first three complete quarters, with about 30% of systems being sold to net-new EMC customers. Why? XtremIO all-flash arrays deliver transformational simplicity, acceleration, consolidation, and agility for databases, analytics, business applications, private/hybrid cloud, and VDI.


Better Together: The Combined Power of EMC Storage Analytics with VMware vRealize Operations Insight

VMware and EMC have partnered to create a storage analytics offering that improves the virtual administrator’s ability to view, troubleshoot and most importantly, avoid storage infrastructure performance issues.  EMC Storage Analytics (ESA), released by EMC over a year ago, is a storage-centric version of vRealize Operations Manager (vROPs) that addresses the need for greater storage analytic capabilities than offered in vROPs.  Ever since, ESA technology adoption has been increasing at a tremendous rate with over 2,000 installs to date.

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This week at VMworld in Barcelona, VMware announced version 6.0 of vROPs and the new vRealize Operations Insight (vROI) solution, which adds real-time log management for VMware environments. Lo and behold, EMC also announced EMC Storage Analytics version 3.0. Go figure. The ESA 3.0 and vROI tag team turns out improved performance service levels and higher uptimes through improved troubleshooting and health management for storage in the virtual environment.  The ability to peer into real-time log collection and then monitor, search and run diagnostics on a collection of logs, creates a fast track to problem resolution.  The quicker the turn, the more likely key applications remain available.

ESA 3.0 helps drive costs down by increasing resource utilization through automated capacity planning and optimization. Things like proactive analytics and smart alerts manifest themselves as faster identification and remediation of potential issues that can degrade performance and, if avoided, cripple their impact.

Increased efficiencies can be gained by leveraging ESA policy-driven capacity models (for allocation and demand) and deeper levels of reporting on performance risks and capacity utilization. ESA analytics help customers make more intelligent business decisions. Based on allocation and demand statistics and various business needs, ESA helps manage proactively instead of reacting to shortages or dealing with downtime that could otherwise be avoided. Scenario-based capacity modeling for future projects helps reduce risks and costs by eliminating the need for spreadsheets and home-grown modeling tools.

Another new Storage Analytics capability planned for release in version 3.0 when it becomes available later this Quarter is support for EMC XtremIO platforms. This will be in addition to existing support of the EMC VMAX, VNX and VPLEX product families.

This, in conjunction with the new features of vROI, provides best-in-class analytics for virtual and physical environments. Together, EMC Storage Analytics and vRealize Operations Insight maximize performance and optimization of storage resources.

Better Together!

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Unpacking the Gems in VCE’s Vblock Launch

Aaron Chaisson

Senior Director, XBU, Product Marketing at EMC

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As one of the industry’s most successful joint ventures of all time, the speed and scale of VCE’s success in pioneering and validating the converged infrastructure market has been unprecedented and established CI as a mainstream market segment, with VCE as the clear leader.  With today’s announcement from VCE, EMC is proud to provide further integration with VCE solutions to accelerate customers’ journey to the cloud, and to continue delivering innovative world-class technology solutions with VCE that will help our customers transform the way they deliver IT services.

OK, I admit it. I’m a true techy to the core. So this all excites me, not only for the technology advancements, but for what they enable customers to achieve. There is so much in today’s announcement, including multiple innovations straight from EMC, I thought it might be helpful to unpack the key highlights:


Why You Should XPECT MORE – EMC XtremIO is Now Generally Available!

Today, EMC announced general availability of the XtremIO (aka Project X)  –  all-flash storage array, redefining what’s possible with all-flash array storage.


Flash is supposed to be fast, but with XtremIO customers get much more than just speed – XtremIO sets the bar higher in the flash array market. Customers seem to agree, with already ~10PB of effective deduplicated capacity purchased as part of the Directed Availability program (which we announced in March 2013).


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