Information infrastructure solutions leader EMC Corporation, has done a whole-sale launch of storage and software solutions in India: more than 40 new technologies and products– including a new family of unified storage systems – EMC VNX – for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), new unified systems for the midrange, new software for its high-end systems and new disk-based backup and recovery and archiving systems.
The EMC VNX solution consolidates the features and functionality of the company’s CLARiiON and Celerra offerings into a single family of unified storage arrays that scale from entry-level to datacentre -class systems.
Said Manoj Chugh, President, EMC India and SAARC at the launch event on May 4: “With VNXe, EMC has designed an entirely new storage array built specifically for the SMB segment, which does not have the luxury of in-house storage experts. EMC VNXe can be installed in minutes and configured in seconds. By offering twice the capacity at half the cost of most current competitive alternatives, it is a compelling choice for organisations that are under pressure to manage digital information deluge and deliver efficient IT services.”
Kishan Bhat, Engagement Manager, Zinnov Management Consulting, added:
Traditional data storage systems require heavy investments and are beyond the reach of most Indian SMBs. The need of the hour is effective, efficient, and unified data storage systems that allow SMBs to store enormous amounts of digital information while also enabling fast and scalable data backup and recovery.
The VNXe (for entry) series, is designed specifically for SMBs with a starting price under INR 5.6 lakh
EMC also introduced the new EMC Symmetrix VMAX software technologies supporting petabytes of information and up to 5 million virtual machines; new Data Domain backup and archiving capabilities including new systems that are claimed to be 7 times faster than the competition and new Data Domain Archiver systems, the industry’s first deduplication system designed exclusively for long-term disk-based retention of backups.
EMC commenced its Indian operations in 2000 and has a wholly owned subsidiary which has business and sales offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune. EMC has its India Center of Excellence (CoE) in Bangalore in addition to two other development centres in Bangalore and Hyderabad. May 5 2011