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All About EMC Clariion CX4

November 9th, 2008 No comments

All About Clariion CX4
The Clariion CX4 Architecture is based on Intel Xeon Powerful and Efficient Processors.

Major Differences (Hardware)
CX4-120: Smallest Foot Print – 1 Cab
Upto 120 Drives
6GB Cache
Std 4 FC / 4 ISCSI
Max 16 Front end FC and/or ISCSI

CX4-240: Mid Size Foot Print – 2 Cab
Upto 240 Drives
8GB Cache
Std 4 FC / 4 ISCSI
Max 20 Front end FC and/or ISCSI

CX4-480: Mid Size Foot Print – 3 Cab
Upto 480 Drives
16GB Cache
Std 8 FC / 4 ISCSI
Max 24 Frond end FC and/or ISCSI
Support Flash Drives

CX4-960: Largest Foot Print – 6 Cab
Upto 960 Drives
32GB Cache
Std 8 FC / 4 ISCSI
Max 32 Front End FC and/or ISCSI
Support Flash Drives

CX4 will still be classified as Mid Tier Storage (Next Generation Architecture)
Flash Drives (Tier 0) storage with 30x more IOPS
Virtual Provisioning (increased and easy utilization / provisioning)
Drive Spin Down (Low Power SATA)
Adaptive Cooling (Energy Efficiency Technology)
Concurrent Local and Remote Replication (Integration Recovery Point splitter to simply deployments)
64 Bit Flare + Multi-Core 2X Performance and Scale
Persistent Cache
Ultra Flex Technology (Dual Protocol, Hot Pluggable, Future ready)

CX4 Flash Drives (Tier 0) Requirements
First and Only Midrange Storage Array to Support Flash Drives
Faster Performance (30X IOPS and less than 1 millisecond response time)
More Energy Efficient (38% less per TB and 98% less per IOP)
Better Reliability (No moving parts, faster RAID Rebuilds)

CX4 Drive Spin Down

Inactive Disks are placed in sleep mode, Disks Spin up on demand
Leverages robust array capabilities to maintain drive quality
Array-Wide flexibility: Ability to support a mix of disparate applications – some that utilize spin down, others that do no
Useful Spin Down Cases: Backup to Disk, Disk based archiving, Test and Development, Selective Applications

CX4 Virtual Provisioning
Simple to Create
Simple to Assign
Simple to Manage
Supports Advanced Capabilities like Virtual LUN, Navisphere, QOS Manager, Navisphere Analyzer, Thin Replicas

Energy Efficient Features

Writeable Snaps
Virtual Provisioning

RecoveryPoint/SE for Clariion (Concurrent Local and Remote Replication)

Simple to Deploy
RecoverPoint splitter built into Flare
Protection for FC and ISCSI environments
Optimizes bandwidth upto 10X

Easy to Manage
One Product for Local and Remote Applications
Supports all major applications and operating systems
Integrated with VMware Site Recovery Manager

Concurrent Local and Remote, Upto 2048 LUNs per Array, Any Point in time roll back, Bandwidth reduction Upto 10K