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.
VSPEX has always been about flexibility. We’ve heard from customers that they want an easy to deploy data center solution, but they also want to be able to choose their favorite networking vendor, server vendor, management tools, and even how they’ll rack, cable, and power the solution.
That’s why we’ve designed VSPEX to be as flexible as possible – designing a set of requirements for each solution and allowing customers and their resale partners to take it from there. It is clear that customers are happy with this approach, as Gartner recently noted that VSPEX became the #1 integrated reference architecture system in the fourth quarter of 2013.
When EMC launched XtremIO in November 2013, the big message was to “Xpect More” from all-flash arrays. Performance gains are table stakes in this arena and we urge our customers to look beyond an IOPS boost gained with flash to more important things like consistent and predictable performance (not just peak), to inline and always-on data services (vs. post-processing), and to a groundbreaking purpose-built architecture (vs. recycling the design principles of disk arrays).
Today, we are back, announcing major enhancements and innovations to XtremIO – delivered on existing XtremIO arrays, delivered at no extra cost to customers, and delivered in conjunction with substantial performance improvements. XtremIO now delivers more scale, more capabilities, and more support for consolidated, virtualized, and performance-hungry workloads.
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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