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EMC World Update 2015 - VMAX 3

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The VMAX3 is EMC’s latest Generation flagship Enterprise Storage Array. 

Some of the highlights from EMC World are as follows:

Hardware Highlights1:


  • Scales from 1 to 8 Engines (active-active)
  • 384 * 2.7Ghz Cores
  • 1,400GB’s InfiniBand Matrix
  • 16TB RAM
  • 256 * 16GB’s FC (Host), 256 * 10GbE (SRDF)
  • 4PB’s with over 5,760 Drives

Software Highlights:
The VMAX3 is designed to support embedded applications right from the array – Several additional applications will be supported in the upcoming months…

- HyperMax OS – Always-on with 99.9999% (6 Nines) availability

           Non-disruptive upgrades or updates

           No single points of failures

- eNAS – Embedded NAS software that supports 768TB’s of NFS and CIFS with no additional hardware

- TimeFinder SnapVX – Latest in-memory snapshot technology for the VMAX. No longer a Copy-On-First-Write (COFW) operation

- ProtectPoint2 – Super Fast, Embedded Backup Services that can backup systems right from the VMAX to Data Domain without impacting the application server3.


Currently Supports:    
      - Oracle 11g, 12c
      - SAP 7.1, 7.2 & 7.4
      - IBM DB2 9.5-10.5

- FAST.X – Extends “Automated Tiering” beyond the physical VMAX to other 3rd party arrays and\or to Cloud Service Providers that appear as local storage.

- Service Level Objective (SLO) Automation – Automates and enforces performance policies 

       1)    https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-36555
       2)    http://www.emc.com/collateral/data-sheet/h13167-protectpoint-ds.pdf
       3)    http://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/h13261-emc-protectpoint-detailed-review-wp.pdf