EMC has unveiled the EMC Celerra NX4, the new entry point to the
industry-leading EMC Celerra series of unified storage systems.
With a flexible design enabling it to be deployed in NAS (network attached
storage), iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN (storage area network) environments,
and offering advanced functionality at no extra charge, the Celerra NX4 is
the most cost-effective entry-level unified storage platform available on
the market today.
The Celerra NX4 is ideally suited for small to medium-sized businesses and
remote offices looking to consolidate distributed file servers and storage
onto a single, easy to use platform. With EMC's Celerra Startup Assistant
software, the Celerra NX4 can be powered up and configured in as little as
The centralised web-based Celerra Manager software makes system
administration simple and intuitive with easy to use wizards and automated
volume management, enabling administrators to provision a file system in
just four mouse clicks.
Celerra thin provisioning dramatically simplifies storage management and
improves storage efficiency, combining virtualization of storage to hosts
and users along with advanced automated safeguards.
Celerra SnapSure software allows for instant data protection while consuming
minimal storage space, providing read-only and read-writable logical
point-in-time copies of data that can be leveraged for user-driven data
recovery and online backups.
The Celerra NX4 supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux and VMware ESX Server
operating environments and major applications including Microsoft Exchange,
SQL Server, Oracle, VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and VMware Site
Recovery Manager, with proven reference architectures to speed deployment.
Supporting up to 60 terabytes of capacity and configurable with up to 60
high-capacity SATA disk drives and/or high-performance SAS drives, the
Celerra NX4 enables storage tiering based on availability, cost, and energy
efficiency considerations while delivering industry-leading
Based on the EMC CLARiiON AX4 system architecture, the Celerra NX4 provides
the highest levels of data availability and reliability for a system in this
class. Additionally, with EMC Celerra Replicator software for local and
remote replication, business critical data can be automatically replicated
to one or more secondary locations to ensure seamless business continuity
and data protection.
The Celerra NX4 will be offered by EMC partners worldwide, and complements
the higher-capacity Celerra NS20 and Celerra NS40 systems to round out
partners' unified storage portfolios. With EMC's comprehensive system
training and streamlined ordering system, partners are assured greater
agility to meet their customer's unique needs.
"EMC's expertise in IP storage continues to yield the most cost-effective,
reliable, and easy to use unified storage systems in the industry, fueling
over fifty percent year-over-year revenue growth for our Celerra product
line in the first half of 2008," says Gerhard van der Merwe, Country
Manager, EMC South Africa
"The Celerra NX4 extends the Celerra family's legacy of value, performance
and high availability to a new market, ensuring that customers of all sizes
can benefit from advanced features and management agility without straining
their budgets. No other system in its class offers the built-in
functionality and flexibility delivered with the Celerra NX4."