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If you want speed, torque, and raw two-wheeled muscle, buy yourself a Yamaha V-Max motorcycle. If you are looking for performance and scalable power for your virtualized data center, check out EMC’s Symmetrix V-Max. Yamaha’s version may offer a claimed 197 horsepower, but EMC says their V-Max Engine churns out enough power to support hundreds of petabytes of storage for enterprise cloud storage networks. Read More
February 5, 2006 When boys get together and drink alcohol, the story often gets around to who has the biggest, fastest, etc and during a recent such session one of our number attended, the discussion got around to the size of our respective MP3 collections. As each successive person announced the size of their MP3 collection, your humble scribe, who shall remain nameless for good reason, felt his usual inadequate self. You see, three among the number had music collections in excess of 100 gigabytes and one of the people we all knew who wasn’t present was pronounced to have a collection larger than 500 gigabytes. Apparently, the world’s growing access to digital information is seeing storage needs growing dramatically in every area, from humble personal computers, to network enterprise storage - In 2005, data stored on disk arrays grew more than 70%. So if your MP3 collection is getting unwieldy, or you have another burgeoning digital archive you just positively need access to at all times, here’s the answer - the world’s largest storage array. Announced last week by information management and storage specialist EMC Corporation, is a new high-end configuration its flagship EMC Symmetrix DMX-3 storage array, which can scale beyond a petabyte (1,024 terabytes) of capacity. That's it at right - what a ripper heh? Read More