Yenra : Hardware : Network Attached Storage : Meeting mid-tier networked storage needs


EMC Corporation today announced a series of new mid-tier network-attached storage (NAS) products and enhancements. With today's announcement, EMC is further expanding the world's broadest NAS product family and extending its lead by offering the most choice and flexibility for customers' mid-tier networked storage needs. Today's announcement demonstrates EMC's continued innovation and ability to extend NAS features and functionality to a broader customer base at lower price points.

David Donatelli, EMC's Executive Vice President of Storage Platforms Operations, said, "The NAS market has undergone significant change and is now demanding high-end NAS capabilities in the mid-tier. With today's announcement, EMC is answering the call. EMC gives customers the most choice and flexibility as they build out their networked storage infrastructures to address both current and future business requirements."

Today's announcements include:

Mike Sink, IT Operations Manager, Kichler Lighting, the largest decorative lighting fixture and lamp company in the world, said, "The NS600G is an exciting addition from EMC, the one-stop-shop for networked storage. We'll be able to leverage the new NAS capability to provide IP connectivity to our existing CLARiiON CX600 networked storage infrastructure. This enhancement, combined with the ability to intermix both Fibre Channel and ATA drive technology behind the NS600G, offers us even greater levels of deployment flexibility."

Dr. Helmut Beck, Vice President of Storage at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, said, "Today's announcement further enhances the combined value, flexibility and investment protection that EMC and Fujitsu Siemens Computers are delivering to FibreCAT customers. The new NS600S provides an attractively priced entry point into EMC's NAS product line. Because it can be easily and non-disruptively upgraded to a highly available configuration, our customers can deploy it and grow with it as their business needs change."

Steve Kenniston, Technology Analyst, Enterprise Storage Group, said, "Over the past few months EMC has made a number of strategic announcements that hit directly at where the mid-tier is headed. Products such as the new NS600S and NetWin 200 deliver a simple to manage NAS solution at a low entry cost. Additionally, with the NAS and SAN convergence trend, the NS600G helps customers better utilize their existing EMC storage."

Pete Werner, President of Storage Security and Network Consulting, said, "We are excited about EMC's new mid-tier NAS products, and particularly with the NS600G, as this gateway will allow us to easily integrate our CLARiiON into a NAS environment while delivering flexibility and investment protection."

EMC (now Dell EMC) provides automated networked storage solutions to help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle.