EMC expands its IP storage offerings with new EMC Celerra systems

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EMC Corporation has expanded its complete set of IP (Internet protocol) storage systems with the introduction of two new versions of its EMC Celerra platform. The mid-tier EMC Celerra NS350 and EMC Celerra NS704 integrated systems are the storage foundation of the company’s IP-based information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy.
   
The Celerra NS350 system is a simple system for consolidating applications and servers into a single IP storage system. Capable of scaling to 10 terabytes of capacity, the integrated Celerra NS350 supports online upgrades from single to dual Data Mover configurations. The EMC Celerra NS350 offers both NAS and iSCSI connectivity, supports both Fibre Channel and ATA drives within a single system and offers upgrade paths.

The Celerra NS704 NAS system combines the performance and reliability of the Celerra NS704 gateway with the capacity, performance and availability of an EMC CLARiiON CX700 storage array.

EMC has also announced the industry's first management system that brings automated root-cause and impact analysis to network attached storage (NAS). The new EMC Smarts IP Availability Manager for NAS automatically discovers NAS system elements as IP devices, automates real-time root-cause analysis of critical IP network availability problems at all layers and calculates the impact of connectivity failures on related infrastructure elements, the company said.