EMC VMAX – Next Generation VMAX³ (Everest)

David Ring

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The overall theme of the Mega Launch IV is “Redefine Possible” – What EMC focused on in the new VMAX³ (“to the power of 3”) was the agility and scale of the cloud model and how to redefine what is possible in the Datacenter of today’s world.
This has certainly been delivered upon with the VMAX³, incorporating a complete overhaul of the VMAX architecture with advancements made from Integrated System/Drive Bays Standardised at 24” wide racks to Front-End connectivity. Vault disk technology has been moved to dedicated Flash modules as standard, therefore there is no longer a requirement to plan for Power Vault drives on the first 5 drives per loop as explained here in an earlier post. Using Intel IVY BRIDGE processors we can now scale up to 3X faster system perfromance. The Back-End is now converted to Native SAS 6 GB/s offering 3X bandwidth to the Back-End devices…

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