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EMC Isilon X-Series
The EMC® Isilon® X-Series, powered by the OneFS® operating system, uses a highly versatile yet simple scale-out storage architecture to speed access to massive amounts of critical data, while dramatically reducing cost and complexity. The Isilon X-Series provides a flexible solution to accelerate your high-concurrent and sequential-throughput applications. In addition, with SSD technology for file-system metadata, the Isilon X-Series significantly accelerates namespace intensive operations.
  • Ideally suited for file-based and unstructured Big Data applications and for data-intensive high-performance computing environments
  • Easy to use and to manage single volume, single file architecture
  • Highly scalable with grow-as-you-go flexibility
  • Unmatched efficiency to reduce costs
  • Multiprotocol support to maximize operational flexibility
  • Enterprise data protection and resiliency for valuable data
  • Oustanding NAS performance
  • Robust security options
  • Support for business analytics
  • Support for virtual environments

      Agility and Flexibility
    The EMC Isilon X-Series is the first scale-out storage solution capable of scaling from a few terabytes to over 20 petabytes and over 100 gigabytes per second (GBps) of throughput, all within a single file system. On-the-fly scaling enables your organization to quickly grow capacity and performance linearly or independently, for ultimate agility.

    With its modular architecture and intelligent software, the Isilon X-Series makes deployment and management simple. Once racked, an X-Series cluster can be brought online in less than 10 minutes. With a single pool of storage with a global namespace, an X-Series cluster eliminates the need to support multiple volumes.

      Unmatched Efficiency
    With EMC Isilon, you can achieve highly efficient utilization rates—over 80 percent versus 50 percent for traditional NAS or SAN storage - and further reduce capacity requirements with the Isilon SmartDedupe™ option. This translates into greater overall efficiency, resulting in lower acquisition, operating, and maintenance costs.

    With FIPS 140-2 level 2 self-encrypting drives, the X-Series platforms allow to meet regulatory and compliance needs for data security at rest, without sacrificing performance or usability.

      Powering the Isilon Scale-out Storage Platform
    The EMC ®Isilon® OneFS® operating system provides the intelligence behind Isilon systems, combining file system, volume manager and data protection layers to create a single file system that spans all nodes within a cluster.
    The OneFS operating system powers Isilon scale-out storage solutions and provides a massively scalable, ultra-high performance, modular storage architecture that can grow easily with your business. With built-in interoperability, OneFS can help you accelerate a wide range of processes and workflows while providing the highest levels of data protection available.
    OneFS is ideally suited for file-based and unstructured Big Data applications in enterprise environments—including large scale home directories, file shares, archives, virtualization, and business analytics—as well as a wide range of data-intensive, high-performance computing environments such as energy exploration, financial services, Internet and hosting services, business intelligence, engineering, manufacturing, media and entertainment, healthcare, bioinformatics, and scientific research.
    Powerful software options are available including:
  • SmartConnect™ for intelligent, automatic client connection load balancing and failover,
  • SmartPools™ for automated multi-tiered storage,
  • SmartQuotas™ for flexible quota management and thin provisioning,
  • SmartLock™ to protect critical data from unauthorized alteration or deletion,
  • InsightIQ™ for performance monitoring and reporting tools,
  • SnapshotIQ™ for point-in-time data back-up and recovery
  • SyncIQ™ for asynchronous replication of data for collaboration, disaster recovery, business continuance, disk-to-disk back-up and remote disk archive.
    In addition OneFS provides native Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) support allowing to address business analytics needs. It also integrates with VMware® vSphere® , incorporating vStorage® APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) and VMware vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) for an efficient support of virtual environments.
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