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EMC CLARiiON AX4 Storage System
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EMC CLARiiON AX4 Storage System
The EMC CLARiiON AX4 is a versatile and cost-effective solution for organizations looking for an alternative to server-based storage. The AX4 delivers performance, scalability and advanced data management features in one, easy-to-use storage solution supporting the powerful features of VMware®.
  • Single or dual Storage Processor; Fibre Channel or iSCSI SAN connectivity
  • Scalable to 60 SATA or SAS mixed drives; 116 TB raw capacity
  • Up to 64 high-availability connected hosts
  • Up to 512 LUNs
  • 2 GB cache memory
  • 4 or 8 x 4 Gb/s FC, or 4 x 1 Gb/s iSCSI front-end ports
  • 2 x 3 Gb/s SAS back-end expansion ports
  • Comprehensive interoperability: Windows, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, VMware and Netware
  • Advanced software for management and data replication

      Affordable and scalable, well connected tiered storage
  • Single-controller AX4 models are a low-cost approach to deploying external and economical storage platform for applications such as backup-to-disk and a variety of data archiving tasks. Dual-controller models offer the superior availability, connectivity, and performance that business-critical data and applications require.The AX4 can scale up to 60 drives with the ability to provide consolidated storage for up to 64 hosts.
  • With both iSCSI and Fibre Channel models, the AX4 enables organizations to choose a network interconnect which is right for their environments. AX4 iSCSI arrays provide the foundation for cost-effective shared storage using widely available IP networking components and AX4 arrays with 4 Gb/s FC connections enable cost-effective SANs.
  • The AX4 can be equipped with serial-attached SCSI (SAS) drives for performance-oriented applications and serial ATA (SATA) drives to deliver the lowest cost per gigabyte and highest capacity per drive. Along with CLARiiON’s unique virtualLUN and metaLUN technologies, users are able to unlock the full capabilities of tiered storage to meet various and changing application requirements.

  •   Superior data availability and reliability
  • The AX4 has inherited many advanced software capabilities that have proven to deliver five-nines availability in CLARiiON midrange storage systems such as the efficient mirrored cache design on dual-controller models, the continuous background disk consistency checking and global hot-spare technology.

  •   Included software functionality provides ease of use
  • The AX4 comes with Navisphere Express which simplifies installation, configuration and operation,with point-in-time snapshot capabilities and PowerPath Multipathing path management software.

  •   Optional advanced management and data replication
  • Navisphere Manager simplifies and automates the management for single or multiple CLARiiON systems.
  • Navisphere Analyser features comprehensive performance management.
  • PowerPath/VE automates path utilization, optimizes performance and availability for virtual environments.
  • SnapView creates point-in-time snapshots and full-copy clones of production data for faster backup and restore operations.
  • MirrorView performs remote data mirroring for data protection and application recoverability in the event of disaster.
  • SAN Copy enables local or long-distance data movement between various arrays.

  •   Capable and affordable entry-level SAN for VMware
    Thanks to the AX4 integration with virtualized servers, a SAN featuring the AX4 will further the benefits of VMware® deployments by supporting and enabling the powerful features of VMware® infrastructure such as VMotion, Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS), and advanced high-availability features.

    Bull delivers professional services and support services for the optimized use of the AX4.
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