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EMC Rolls Out New Symmetrix Systems

EMC Corp. said it has introduced a complete new line of EMC Symmetrix systems, along with rolling out enhanced software functionality for the line.

With today's announcement, EMC said it enables customers to achieve unprecedented levels of information consolidation - or hyper-consolidation - while sharply reducing total information storage cost of ownership. EMC delivered major advances in information storage performance, connectivity, capacity, and functionality - including increases of up to 50% for open systems throughput, 100% for mainframe throughput, 260% in capacity and 500% in connectivity.

The new Symmetrix family - the Symmetrix 8830, 8530 and 8230 systems - highlights the power of the Symmetrix MOSAIC architecture, the foundation of the world's most scalable, available, and reliable storage platform, officials said. The modular Symmetrix MOSAIC architecture gives EMC the competitive edge for the consistent, rapid deployment of next-generation storage technology while maintaining an increasingly stable and robust framework over time.

EMC also said it introduced the newest version of the Enginuity Operating Environment for Symmetrix systems. Enginuity version 5568 supports a world-record 64 GB of global cache, as well as a greater number of Symmetrix addressable volumes - up to an unmatched 8,000 separate addresses. This new operating environment takes full advantage of the world's largest disk capacity, delivering greater throughput and functionality than ever before.

And Symmetrix's Global Cache Director with CacheStorm Technology is an industry-first innovation that enhances system performance and throughput, improves responsiveness and manages peak workloads, resulting in a cache resource that is up to eight times more efficient than any other information storage system on the market, the company added.

Full details are available from Symantec.

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