Claims to reduce power consumption, cooling costs and physical space requirements
EMC has unveiled a new high-density configurations of EMC Clariion CX4 and Celerra Gateway systems, which it claims to deliver twice the capacity of previous systems in half the floor space optimising expensive data centre space and resources.
The company said that the new midrange storage systems will support 2TB, low power SATA disk drives, which consume less power than previous generations.
The new high-density configurations combined with 2TB SATA drives, enterprise flash drives and EMC storage efficiency technologies, such as disk spin down and EMC fully automated storage tiering (FAST), enable customers to manage the growth of storage-intensive applications, EMC said.
The company claims that the offerings reduce power consumption and cooling costs, reduce physical space requirements and satisfy weight considerations in data centre or remote office locations.
According to EMC, the new high density Clariion CX4 system configurations offer up-to 390 2TB, 5,400 and 7,200 RPM SATA drives and flash drives in a single rack using half the floor space and number of power connections required for the same number of drives in conventional racks.
In addition, the high density Clariion CX4 configurations support 1TB and 2TB SATA disk drives and enterprise flash drives, which store data on electronic memory rather than spinning disks; and the compact Clariion CX4 configurations supports EMC spin down technology saving 65% of the power required by traditional spinning SATA drives, the company said.
Rich Napolitano, president of unified storage division at EMC, said: “Physical space constraints present significant challenges to IT administrators facing the task of managing 50% or more information each year.
“In addition to an innovative hardware solution that reduces floor space requirements, EMC offers software that makes the most cost-effective use of the storage system and ensures that the right information is on the right media at the right time. In doing this, we’re helping our customers address the challenges of managing significantly more information, more efficiently, using less power and with more automation.”