EMC Upgrades High-End Storage

   A decline in the market for high-end storage sales hasn't stopped storage giant EMC from upgrading its Symmetrix high-end storage system. The upgrade to the Symmetrix DMX line features increased capacity. EMC's Symmetrix DMX3000 can hold up to 576 drives for a maximum raw capacity of more than 84TB (with usable capacities of as much as 73.5TB), which is double the space of the Symmetrix DMX2000, the company's current high-end system. The system also includes as much as twice the performance of the Symmetrix DMX2000.

   EMC also introduced a new entry-level configuration for the Symmetrix DMX800, which includes all the features of a full Symmetrix DMX but with a price that begins 30 percent lower and includes capacity as much as 17TB. All the updated Symmetrix storage systems support Native Internet SCSI (iSCSI) connections. The products will be available in September 2003. The Symmetrix DMX800 will start at $284,000. The Symmetrix DMX3000 will start at $1.7 million.


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