3 minute readStorage Spotlight: The EMC VNX7500
By Kyle Christopher
The VNX7500 was originally unveiled in January 2011 and continues to be a popular option for storage professionals needing high performance and scalability from EMC. The VNX is a unified storage system that can improve your performance by up to 50%. Powered by dual Quad-Core Xeon 5600 series processors with a 6 Gb/s SAS architecture, the VNX7500 platform is ideal for consolidating block storage, file servers, and any direct-attached application storage. The VNX operating environment allows Microsoft Windows, Linux, and UNIX clients to share data in multi-protocol environments (CIFS/NFS). The VNX7500 also enables Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI and FCoE access for block applications.
Here are a few more benefits provided by the VNX7500.
1. Scalability and Performance
The versatility of the VNX7500 gives you options to increase capacity and add performance. This model can operate as an all solid state drive machine and includes more SSD slots than previous versions. With regard to performance, the high bandwidth VNX7500 is capable of delivering up to 10GB/s read and up to 7.5 GB/s write performance.
2. Versatility and Flexibility
As a unified storage platform, VNX can access both block and file storage, which can help an enterprise consolidate block storage, file servers, and DAS applications into a single array. The multi-protocol system of the VNX family enables businesses to grow dynamically and manage their storage in a cost-effective manner.
3. Pre-owned Options Available
Pre-owned EMC systems and upgrades are available at lower prices than they were just a few months ago. The introduction of the VNX2 in September 2013 means that high-performance and recent generation devices have dropped in price. For more information on the pre-owned market, be sure to read our informative article “3 Tips to Value Your Used Storage Assets.”
The EMC price range fits a wide variety of business sizes that need the added versatility, performance and capacity available in the VNX7500. If you’re interested in learning more and would like to find out whether this system is a good fit for your business, feel free to contact us via phone or email. We also offer a variety of systems from NetApp, Data Domain, Brocade, Cisco, IBM and Dell.
Interested in finding the right EMC or NetApp storage solution for your enterprise? Talk to a dedicated Reliant Storage Specialist today to get expert advice on EMC and NetApp storage solutions that fit your enterprise needs and your budget constraints.
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