Hopkinton, Massachussettes – (The Hosting News) – March 7, 2006 – EMC Corporation has expanded its set of IP (Internet protocol) storage systems
with the introduction of two new versions of its leading EMC Celerra platform. The mid-tier EMC(R) Celerra(R) NS350 and EMC Celerra NS704 integrated systems
are the storage foundation of an IP-based information lifecycle management
(ILM) strategy. They both offer more flexibility and manageability, and are
more cost-effective than competing systems. EMC is also announcing the industry’s first management solution that
brings automated root-cause and impact analysis to network attached storage
The new EMC Smarts(R) IP Availability Manager for NAS automatically discovers NAS system elements as IP devices, automates
real-time root-cause analysis of critical IP network availability problems at
all layers and calculates the impact of connectivity failures on related
Alex Munro, Director of IT at HireRight, Inc., said, ”As one of the
fastest-growing companies in the U.S., we are always looking for scalable,
industry-leading technology solutions to help us stay ahead of our growth
curve. By leveraging the redundancy and performance capabilities of the EMC
Celerra IP storage solution, we will be able to continue to provide our
clients with the high level of system availability and service they’ve come to
expect from HireRight.”
The Celerra NS350 system is a simple, affordable, easy-to-deploy solution
for consolidating applications and servers into a single IP storage system.
Capable of scaling to 10 terabytes of capacity, the integrated Celerra NS350
supports online upgrades from single to dual Data Mover configurations.
Compared with the Network Appliance FAS270, the EMC Celerra NS350 offers
comparable performance but at a 10% lower price. It offers both NAS and iSCSI
connectivity, supports both Fibre Channel and ATA drives within a single
system and offers upgrade paths to EMC Celerra systems with even greater
performance and storage capacity.
Complete with EMC Celerra’s full suite of software functionality, the
systems offer superior ease of use via simple Web-based management, which
reduces the complexity of configuration, administration and monitoring. In
addition, EMC QuickStart Implementation Services ensure a quick and complete
deployment of these robust capabilities.
Both new Celerra systems also support the feature-rich IP storage
capabilities announced by EMC on January 26, 2006, including iSCSI replication
and virtual provisioning, and customers can leverage EMC Rainfinity Global
File Virtualization to migrate and manage files.
Arun Taneja, Founder of the Taneja Group, commented, ”As the number-one IP
storage vendor in the market, EMC caters to many different needs. These
integrated products should appeal to those who want the functionality that EMC
brings, but want it in ”no hassle” packaging.”
David Donatelli, EMC Executive Vice President of Storage Platforms
Operations, added, ”Customers are facing tremendous growth in the number of
servers in their environments and an explosion in associated storage capacity.
The new EMC Celerra systems and recently announced advanced functionality will
allow them to effectively manage their growth and contain costs, while helping
them leverage their existing IP infrastructure.”
To learn more about EMC Corporation and the EMC Celerra platform, please visit www.EMC.com.