May 2, 2016
EMC on Monday at EMC World, celebrated it last hurrah before its integration into Dell Technologies, by announcing a lot of products and technologies, including copy data management software, a new all-flash array for SMBs and mid-size businesses, a new ViPR storage virtualization controller and a new version of its cloud storage solution, Virtustream.
The EMC Enterprise Copy Data Management (eCDM) software allows organizations to reduce the number of copies of production data in the data center by monitoring and managing data via user-defined service plans. eCDM is non-disruptive and works with EMC VMAX All-Flash, XtremIO and Data Domain systems.
A new Enterprise Copy Data Analytics service complements eCDM and allows insight to proactively optimize infrastructure. eCDM is expected to be available in C3. eCDA is expected to be available in Q3 2016.
The company also introduced the new EMC Unity family of all-flash storage arrays for small and medium-size IT organizations. Available in all-flash, hybrid, converged and software-defined configurations, EMC Unity provides block and file storage for under $10,000 in a 2U footprint.
Unity features performance of as much as 300K IOPs and includes VVol (VASA 2.0) support and support for snapshots and synchronous and asynchronous replication. Also, Unity features controller-based encryption, REST-API automation and integrated copy data management via EMC iCDM.
Unity is available in several models: All-flash Unity 300F, 400F, 500F and 600F, which scale to as much as 5PB of storage; hybrid flash Unity 300, 400, 500 and 600, which also scale to as much as 5PB; and, UnityVSA, a virtual appliance for VMware ESXi servers that offers 10TB, 25TB or 50TB of storage.
Next of EMC’s dance card of introductions is the Virtustream Storage Cloud, a cloud storage platform that enhances EMC’s infrastructure-as-a-service platform. Virtustream Storage Cloud is a Web-scale object storage platform that provides customers with cloud tiering, long-term backup retention and cold storage. It features 13 9’s of data durability and supports EMC Data Domain, EMC Data Protection Suite, EMC VMAX, XtremIO and Unity storage systems and EMC Isilon.
Virtustream Storage Cloud is S3-compatible and expected to be available in May 2016.
Finally, EMC announced a new ViPR Controller, which includes support for 50 EMC and third-party storage platforms. New features of the EMC ViPR Controller 3.0 include open source from the CoprHD Project and high-availability business requirements. CoprHD includes a Southbound SDK to help extend ViPR Controllers automation and management capabilities.
The ViPR Controller 3.0 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2016.