EMC World: New Scale-out Storage and Software

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The 2012 EMC World is underway this week in Las Vegas and EMC has announced new Isilon scale-out storage, Documentum and DataBridge software.

New Isilon Storage Nodes

EMC announced new Isilon X400 and NL400 storage nodes, featuring more throughput than previous platforms and traditional NAS single volume throughput.  The X400 and NL400 will scale to over 15 Petabytes in a single cluster, is highly efficient with over 80 percent storage utilization and help enterprises meet large-scale IT storage needs. Data that is frequently accessed or used with business-critical applications are suited for the X400 while older, less-frequently accessed data can be stored on the more economical NL400. When used with EMC Isilon software capabilities such as FlexProtect and SmartPools, storage solutions built with the X400 and NL400 are designed to deliver the highest availability and efficiency.

New DataBridge Enterprise Management Software

EMC announced a brand new enterprise management software – EMC DataBridge – to empower IT operations teams with a “single-pane of glass” management tool to easily build customizable dashboards for delivering ITaaS. DataBridge breaks down the individual silos of compute, storage and network, combining and relating infrastructure management data in a way that provides a more complete multi-dimensional view of their infrastructure. DataBridge will support EMC ProSphere, EMC Data Protection Advisor, EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager, EMC IT Operations Intelligence Suite, EMC Storage Configuration Advisor and EMC AppSync, in addition to non-EMC data sources.

“EMC DataBridge delivers visibility across a business’ IT infrastructure in both the physical and virtual environments–providing customers with integrated dashboards, and analytics with better visibility across the organization, said Jason Buffington, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. ”These new capabilities—combined with EMC’s storage and infrastructure solutions, and the ability to include third party data sources—create valuable new opportunities for companies looking to exploit and leverage real-time data from their cloud environment.”

Documentum D2 4.0

EMC announced the availability of EMC Documentum D2 4.0, a content management application with a modern, configurable and intuitive user experience for the EMC Documentum platform. Documentum D2 4.0 delivers new features such as configurable widget-based workspaces that increase usability and accommodate user preferences. New features include widget-based interfaces for personalized control of workspaces, and workspaces, to act as containers for widgets and gadgets. Documentum D2 focuses on configuration versus coding to significantly decrease the time to create, deploy and maintain a solution, and enable business analysts and systems administrators to make changes to applications without specialized coding. Documentum is available as a client in EMC onDemand, and is the core of the Documentum Life Sciences solutions, also announced at EMC World 2012.

“EMC is pleased to deliver this next release of Documentum D2,” said Rohit Ghai, Vice President, Products, Information Intelligence Group at EMC. ”Companies struggle with balancing the user demand for ease and productivity with IT’s push for agility, security and governance. We are the only vendor to accommodate both of these needs with Documentum D2. In extending Documentum D2 to the cloud via EMC OnDemand, we further enable our customers to focus on delivering business value without the burden of managing complex IT infrastructure.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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