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أخبار الشرق الأوسط الاقتصادية - Middle East Regional Economic News - 共發現

EMC  INTRODUCES  NEW  EMC  CLARiiON  CX4  SERIES  WITH  NEXT  GENERATION  ARCHITECTURE 

Redesigned CLARiiON Family is Industry’s Most Advanced Midrange Storage System

Amman, Jordan. – October 29, 2008 – EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, and their partner Intracom recently unveiled the new EMC® CLARiiON® CX4 Series of midrange storage systems at a launch event at the Four Seasons Amman. With a new architecture specifically optimized for VMware and other virtual server environments and designed to incorporate the latest technologies in drives, connectivity, processing power, thin provisioning and security, EMC is making it easier than ever to cost-effectively consolidate and manage information using the least amount of energy.

Mohammed Amin, Regional Manager, EMC Middle East & North West Africa, said, “Customers in the Middle East count on EMC to provide them with affordable, scalable, energy efficient storage systems that are highly available and guarantee that information is available 24/7. The high performance CLARiiON CX4 system brings all these features together in addition to supporting existing VMware environments.”

            The CLARiiON CX4 Series is the latest generation of the market-leading CLARiiON family of networked storage systems, with more than 300,000 systems installed and a midrange storage leading benchmark of “Five 9’s” of availability – 99.999 percent uptime.  With data growing at nearly 60 percent annually and information technology managers facing increased energy costs and tighter budgets, the new CLARiiON CX4 Series has a multitude of new features built-in that are ideal for virtual server

Mark Peters, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group

The CLARiiON CX4 Series is comprised of four models, which are supported by all CLARiiON management and replication software including EMC Navisphere® Management Suite, EMC MirrorView™, EMC SnapView™, EMC SAN Copy™ and other software.  The new models include:

  • CLARiiON CX4-120, which features up to 120 disk drives for a total capacity of 120 TB (terabytes), 6 GB (gigabytes) of system memory and up to12 Fibre Channel and/or 8 iSCSI ports.
     
  • CLARiiON CX4-240, which features up to 240 disk drives for a total capacity of 231 TB, 8 GB of system memory and up to 12 Fibre Channel and/or 12 iSCSI ports. 

··        CLARiiON CX4-480,

  • CLARiiON CX4-960, which features up to 960 disk drives including SSDs for a total capacity of 951 TB, 32 GB of system memory and up to 24 Fibre Channel and/or 16 iSCSI ports.

David Donatelli, President of the EMC Storage Division, said, “EMC is continuing to use its significant resources and talent to incorporate the innovative features that our customers require into a single, scalable and easy-to-use midrange platform.  We are again pioneering the use of flash drives, this time in midrange storage, and have designed these systems to take full advantage of server virtualization technology. The CLARiiON CX4 Series is unmatched in the industry when it comes to scalability, features, energy efficiency and ease of use. With this next generation of systems, we’ve extended our technology leadership and have widened the competitive gap even further.”

Availability

The CLARiiON CX4 Series is generally available worldwide from EMC, its Velocity² Program Partners and Velocity² Authorized Services Network (ASN) Partners.  It is also being offered by Dell under the Dell/EMC brand and Fujitsu Siemens Computers under the FibreCat brand.  Flash drive and virtual provisioning capabilities will be available in October 2008.  Drive spin-down is available for EMC Disk Library today; additional general-

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world’s leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at www.EMC.com

What Partners are Saying About the CLARiiON CX4 Series:

“Arrow ECS is pleased to offer the CLARiiON CX4 systems to our partners as a solution for integrating VMware environments with storage systems.  The CLARiiON CX4 will enable our partners to solve their customers’ data consolidation challenges and security issues, all with one system,” said Sean Kerins, vice president of the Storage Group for Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. 

“Unisys specializes in solutions for a real-time infrastructure that enables clients to respond immediately to dynamic changes in their business. The EMC CLARiiON CX4 provides exceptional flexibility for storage in that environment. It easily accommodates future technology by adding or upgrading I/O modules. Plus, its capability to mix and match Fibre Channel and iSCSI makes it unusually easy to expand the system online as a client’s business requirements change.” said Chris Gale Data Management Marketing Director, Unisys

EMC, CLARiiON, Symmetrix, FLARE, Navisphere, RSA, envision and PowerPath are registered trademarks and MirrorView, SnapView, Celerra, SAN Copy and UltraFlex are trademarks of EMC Corporation. VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners 

This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (((i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.


 





 

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