DELL EMC introduces new range of Flash storage products

DELL EMC unveiled new range of Data Domain protection storage appliances also expanding Unity capabilities for the modern data center as a part of its All Flash Week. DELL EMC also announced that the XtremIO All-Flash Array (AFA) has surpassed another set of customer and revenue milestones, with EMC (now part of DELL EMC) further solidifying its position in all-flash market, amassing a 40% revenue share according to IDC, nearly 2.5x its nearest competitor.

Since its November 2013 debut, XtremIO sales have continued to outpace competitors, accumulating more than 3,000 customers and US$3 billion in total sales in less than three years, further validating its market share and place as quite possibly the fastest-growing enterprise storage product ever.

Customers including CNA, Vestas and The Boston Red Sox are choosing XtremIO as a key component in their modern data center strategies because of its capabilities to deliver consistent and predictable performance with sub-millisecond latencies. XtremIO arrays are purpose-built for accelerating and consolidating mixed block storage workloads such as databases, analytics, server virtual machines and virtual desktop infrastructures.

Introduces VMAX 250F – Enterprise-Class All-Flash Storage with Game-Changing Economics

The All-Flash week also saw the announcement of the launch of new products designed to help bring enterprise-class all-flash storage to a broader set of customers. Building on the proven performance and reliability of the VMAX family, the new DELL EMC VMAX 250F delivers an enterprise-class all-flash array with game-changing economics. DELL EMC is delivering improved storage economics across its entire VMAX All Flash array portfolio with its latest HYPERMAX operating system update, which now includes inline compression to increase storage efficiency. DELL EMC also introduced the new DELL EMC VPLEX for All-Flash, offering a flat license fee to move as much data, from as many appliances as required, to all-flash arrays and then to mirror that data in all-flash environments to help ensure the highest levels of data availability.

New Family of Data Domain Flash-Enabled Protection Storage Appliances

DELL EMC is unveiling new software and a new generation of DELL EMC Data Domain protection storage systems that are flash-enabled to deliver industry-leading speed and scalability as well as enhanced protection for virtual environments. These new systems also provide the ultimate in efficiency for tiering long-term retention data to the cloud.

The deployment of the new Data Domain Cloud Tier software within Data Domain increases the total volume of data that can be managed through a single appliance by 200 percent, with a maximum logical capacity of 150PB. Data Domain Cloud Tier establishes Data Domain as the only protection storage to natively tier de-duplicated data to public, private, or hybrid clouds for long-term retention, including DELL EMC Elastic Cloud Storage and Virtustream Storage Cloud.

Significant, free, non-disruptive, data-in-place software updates to the DELL EMC Unity

New capabilities featuring intelligent inline compression and support for the latest flash drives, are designed to enable substantial gains in storage capacity and efficiency for all-flash configurations. Expanding Unity capabilities for the modern data center, DELL EMC also introduced integrated file tiering to the public cloud (including Virtustream), along with intelligent and predictive analytics through the new CloudIQ cloud-based storage analytics platform.

Syed Masroor, Director – Flash storage, DELL EMC said, ’2016 is the Year of All-Flash for primary storage and today’s enterprise customer wants to enable their business with modern data centers that deliver agility, efficiency and speed. DELL EMC has been continuously aiming to enable these organizations to meet the demands of today’s mission-critical workloads with the high performance and massive capacity. With rich data services, incredible reliability, and universal support, the new range of products and updates re-defines the modern data center’’

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