The heart of EMC XtremIO’s breakthrough workload consolidation and business process agility benefits is our integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM). As discussed in a separate blog, iCDM is the unique integration to consolidate both primary production data and its non-production copies on the same scale-out all-flash array. Today we announce our newest XtremIO data service: the free bundling of EMC AppSync services with every XtremIO array for powerful application and database integration, orchestration, and self-service. We believe no other array (and no other all-flash array) offers this!
The EMC AppSync iCDM Starter Bundle software is a critical enabler in the iCDM stack for true application integration and orchestration for Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, and VMware environments. The AppSync iCDM Starter Bundle is a full-featured standard AppSync solution that supports unlimited unmounted copies for data protection and up to 20 simultaneously mounted copies per array for test/dev and analytics. And of course all of our existing XtremIO customers are entitled to free downloads as well!
When we introduced VSPEX, we made a commitment to helping meet unique business needs while giving partners the flexibility to choose the technology that works. Today, we are furthering this commitment by introducing new solutions for End User Computing with Citrix XenDesktop 7.
While our original VSPEX with Citrix solutions, which were built on XenDesktop 6.5 and EMC’s VNX unified storage array, were some of our most popular Proven Infrastructure solutions, neither EMC nor Citrix were content to stop there.
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.
Today’s Oracle DBAs spend the majority of their time each week diagnosing and tuning performance, maintaining availability, and creating and maintaining copies of databases, while trying to drive greater database consolidation to improve simplicity (source: IOUG 2014 Survey). How can storage simplify these tasks for Oracle DBAs while meeting service level objectives to the business? The answer lies in redefining Oracle storage platforms.
To put XtremIO to the test, EMC performed both internal testing as well as external third-party audited tests with Principled Technologies. Let’s have a look at the results.
Recently, Gartner released their first ever Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays (SSAs), also known as all-flash arrays, and recognized EMC in the ”Leaders” quadrant, rarified air indeed and a testament to EMC’s flash strategy and the execution of bringing products like XtremIO and VNX-F to market.
So what should the market leader do upon reaching the top of the all-flash array heap? Keep innovating of course! Today EMC announces updates to the VNX-F – including new VNX-F5000 and VNX-F7000 models that deliver higher density and a lower entry price than ever before. These new offerings are designed for today’s mission-critical apps that require their own dedicated storage arrays.
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