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Next Generation Celerra – Unified Storage with Deduplication – Feb 2009


After NetApp’s recent (February 2009) announcement of V-Series SSD support and IBM’s (February 2009) announcement of DS8000, EMC is on the roll next with the announcement of its Next Generation NAS product Celerra.

As usual, expected from EMC, the Big Bang!!!!!

So after a lot of speculation, finally the Next Generation Celerra is released now. Again this time around, EMC is pushing the technology towards unified storage, deduplication and virtual provisioning giving away some bells and whistles at no cost.

 

Here are the highlights of the product.

 

Celerra Next Generation Ultra Scale Architecture, Unified Storage with Deduplication, Virtual Provisioning, File Level Retention, Support for Flash Drives – 30X IOPS, LP SATA Drives 5.4K, 32% Energy Savings, 22% lower TCO, 960 drives, 960TB of RAW Storage.

 

Release date: 23rd Feb 2009

 

Product availability: Feb 2009, the NS-8G and NS-960 might be available early March 2009.

 

Models: NS-120, NS-480, NS-960, NS-G8 (Gateway Version).

 

Introduction of LP Sata Drives: Low Power SATA Drives 5.4K RPMs.

 

Introduction of Flash Drives in Celerra: 30X IOPS, introduction of Tier 0.

 

Cost: Low CapEx, OpEx. Customer installation available with Low and Medium profile celerra’s. High End Celerra’s available to install through ASN Partners or by EMC.

 

Protocols Supported: NAS, MPFS, FC, iSCSI

 

Software: Deduplication (no cost), Virtual Provisioning (no cost), Startup Assistant (no cost), Celerra Manager (no cost), Volume Manager (no cost), Celerra Snapsure (no cost) –

 

Energy Efficiency: 32% less energy consumption

 

Lower TCO: 22%

 

Build on: Intel Xeon Chips

 

Choice of Delivery: File Based or Block Based, NAS to MPFS for throughput, iSCSI to FC for throughput

 

NS-120

Supports 120 Drives

Supports Flash Drives

1 or 2 Blades

64TB

120TB RAW

 

NS-480

Support 480 Drives

Support Flash Drives

2 or 4 Blades

192TB

480TB RAW

 

NS-960

Support 960 Drives

Support Flash Drives

2 to 8 Blades

760TB

960TB RAW

 

NS-G8

Supports 4 Arrays behind NS-G8

2 to 8 Blades

896TB RAW

 

Applications usable on Celerra: VMware, Oracle, MS Exchange, MS SQL Server, Windows, Linux File Server

 

Celerra Integration Available: With VMware, Oracle, MS Exchange, MS SQL

 

Classifications:

High End: NS-G8, NS-960

Mid-Tier: NS-40G, NS-480, NS-120

Low End: NX-4

 

Compliance: Meets file level compliance related to SEC Rule 17a-4(f). Also available for the Celerra is 3rd Party Compliance.

 

Celerra File Level Retention: Celerra is being pushed to allow Filesystem archiving. For Application and Filesystem archiving you will still need a Centera.

 

ROI Models: Better ROI on Celerra models than any comparative NetApp  models.

Above are the product highlights, a technical blog on this coming soon……

Haven’t had a chance to play with it yet, but hopefully soon and looking forward to it. 

Edit: Read Dave Graham’s Blog Post on Celerra Here……