EMC Hardware Blowout on Tap

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EMC is planning a big overhaul of its storage hardware, including arrays, file servers, management tools.

Following a year in which it aggressively invested in storage management software, EMC Corp. is revitalizing its hardware focus with a massive overhaul of its storage platforms.

In a grand plan to bolster performance and compatibility across existing products, the Hopkinton, Mass., company this week will launch new and enhanced Symmetrix DMX-2 and Clariion CX disk arrays and new Celerra NS network file server models. At the same time, it will boost mainframe access of its Centera object storage device through a new API.

In addition, the storage company will announce software called SMI-S 1.0 Provider, which supports the SMI (SNIA Storage Management Initiative) standard and can manage EMC Symmetrix and Symmetrix DMX systems as well as Clariion and Clariion CX systems. With SMI-S, customers can use existing storage management applications and the new SMI management applications side by side, officials said.

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Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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