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|EMC, Intel Form OEM, Technology Relationship|
SAN DIEGO, Storage Networking World – EMC Corporation and Intel Corporation today announced a multi-year storage original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and expanded technology agreement focused on the growing storage requirements of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
As part of the agreement, Intel will offer a networked storage system based on the EMC® CLARiiON® AX150, introduced yesterday, to Intel resellers and distributors worldwide. Resellers will offer the easy-to-use, cost-effective system to customers under their own private brands and labels. Intel has more than 160,000 distributors and resellers around the world, with a strong presence in Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and South America.
EMC CLARiiON networked storage systems utilize Intel processors to achieve price performance leadership in the midrange storage segment. As part of this relationship, EMC and Intel have agreed to future collaboration that will help Intel enhance its processors to meet the increasing requirements of networked storage systems and help EMC to enhance its storage architectures and identify future market requirements.
“EMC and Intel are sharply focused on driving platform innovation and efficiencies that solve the IT challenges of small and medium businesses in today’s competitive business environment,” said Hans Geyer, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Storage Group. “By working with EMC to deliver standards-based storage platforms, we are bringing leading enterprise storage value and technology to Intel customers worldwide.”
Joel Schwartz, EMC senior vice president and general manager, EMC CLARiiON, added, “We expect that the reach of Intel’s channel will help give EMC an edge in serving a much broader set of SMBs in emerging markets around the globe. This collaboration also provides the foundation for future engineering collaboration between EMC and Intel for this growing market segment.”
The Intel SSR212PP Storage System based on EMC CLARiiON AX150 technology is expected to be available from participating Intel channel members worldwide beginning in May. Featuring up to 12 serial ATA II (SATA II) disk drives in a 2U rack mountable enclosure, the Intel SSR212PP networked storage system can support a maximum capacity of six terabytes in a single array. Offered in single- or dual-controller configurations, this easy-to-install storage system provides SMBs with advanced features and the security of redundant power and cooling functionality. It is available for iSCSI or Fibre Channel for flexible direct attached storage (DAS) or storage area network (SAN) connectivity.
This is the latest in a recent series of collaborative activities between EMC and Intel. In March, Intel and VMware, an EMC subsidiary, announced a broad collaboration to bring the benefits of virtualization to enterprises and new market segments. Also, earlier in March, it was announced that EMC and Intel were two of several founding members of the Storage Bridge Bay Working Group. Storage Bridge Bay is a new open platform for storage innovations to benefit customers through standardization.
Miércoles, 05 Abril, 2006 - 06:11