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VMAX3 architecture is purpose built for hybrid cloud. It is based on the world’s first and only Dynamic Virtual Matrix that allows resources to be allocated in real-time across applications, information, and rich data services. VMAX3 arrays deliver mission-critical storage with the scale, performance, availability, and agility to meet the high demands of extreme data growth in hybrid cloud.
  • Powerful : Scale performance and capacity to support high-demand online transaction processing, online analytical processing for enterprise data warehousing, and big data applications;
  • Multi-core SMP and flash-optimized design to start small and grow to cloud scale in an efficient footprint that scales from 1,000 to 40,000 virtual machines per VMAX3 array
  • Predictable service levels at scale to ensure achievement of service level objectives for new and existing storage workloads
  • Trusted: Always-on availability architecture with advanced fault isolation, robust data integrity checking, and proven non-disruptive hardware and software upgrades
  • Six-nines availability for 24x7xForever operations using SRDF software for multi site replication
  • Leverage backup and rapid restore directly from VMAX3 to Data Domain for reliable recovery and virtually no app server impact using ProtectPoint
  • Agile : 1 click service level assignment to simplify provisioning, with automated service level objective delivery across thousands of mixed workloads
  • Open platform with apps inside: converged platform for breadth of application & data services today and tomorrow

    As the industry’s most reliable platform for cloud scale consolidation, the VMAX 3 family enables organizations to dynamically grow, easily share, and cost-effectively manage massive amounts of data storage. VMAX3 is the leader in maintaining consistently high performance levels while running thousands of mixed workloads concurrently on a single VMAX3 array, you’ll be able to deliver predictable, responsive service, even at massive scale.

    For enterprises that require petabyte-level scale, the new VMAX3 family is purpose-built to easily manage high-demand, heavy-transaction workloads while storing petabytes of vital data. The VMAX3 hardware design features the turbo-charged Dynamic Virtual Matrix Architecture that enables extreme speed and sub-millisecond response time. The VMAX3 Dynamic Virtual Matrix Architecture can scale beyond the confines of a single system footprint to deliver extreme performance where needed. The core element of the Dynamic Virtual Matrix is the VMAX3 engine. Each VMAX3 engine includes up to 2 TBs of cache memory (for a maximum of 16 TBs per array), front-end connectivity, and back-end SAS connectivity through two fully redundant director boards. The Dynamic Virtual Matrix scales by aggregating up to eight VMAX3 engines as a single system with fully shared connectivity, processing, and capacity resources. Each engine supports up to 48 CPU cores for blazing-fast performance scaling to a maximum of 384 cores per array. Each VMAX3 array leverages the latest electronics to super-charge the most demanding dynamic environments. All VMAX3 models offer third-generation Intel
    multi-core processors based on the latest Ivy Bridge architecture, InfiniBand 56 Gb/s interconnect technology, PCIe Gen 3 I/O, and native 6 Gb/s SAS drive infrastructure.

    Slow is not an option with the new VMAX3 family. Designed for flash, the VMAX3 family outperforms solutions that offer flash drives as add-ons to traditional arrays conceived for 15K RPM disk drives. Featuring a flash- optimized hybrid array design, the VMAX3 eliminates bottlenecks to deliver the highest performance and the lowest latency for read-intense OLTP applications. In addition, EMC Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) technology and high-capacity NL-SAS drives down costs for storing inactive, less-critical data.

    The VMAX3 combines the powerful Intel multi-core processors and the new Dynamic Virtual Matrix scale-out architecture for dramatic performance gains to meet the intense demands of today’s and tomorrow’s hybrid clouds. Configured with the maximum eight VMAX3 engines and ultrafast flash drives, the VMAX3 can achieve up to 3x the performance of previous generations so you can get up to three times as much work done. You also benefit from high bandwidth, with PCIe Gen 3 and InfiniBand 56 Gb/s providing larger connections for massive amounts of critical data to flow faster than ever.

    The VMAX3 family introduces unmatched breakthroughs in performance density and packaging designed to reduce costs and fit all of your data center needs. VMAX3 arrays can store up to 720 high-density drives and a complete VMAX3 engine on a single floor tile—that’s an industry first of up to 1.7M IOPS in a single rack. VMAX3 racks can be separated by up to 25 meters to avoid columns and other obstacles in the data center without a need to ever reserve empty floor tiles for future array growth. And all VMAX3 arrays support industry standard 19-inch racks and optional third-party racking to conform to your data center infrastructure.

    VMAX3 arrays introduce the industry’s first open storage and hypervisor converged operating system, HYPERMAX. It combines industry-leading high availability, I/O management, quality of service, data integrity validation, storage tiering and data security with an open application platform. HYPERMAX features the first real-time, non-disruptive storage hypervisor that manages and protects embedded services by extending VMAX high availability to services that traditionally would have run external to the array. It also provides direct access to hardware resources to maximize performance. The
    hypervisor can be non-disruptively upgraded. HYPERMAX runs on top of the Dynamic Virtual Matrix leveraging its scale out flexibility of cores, cache, and host interfaces. The embedded storage hypervisor
    reduces external hardware and networking requirements, delivers higher levels of availability and dramatically lower latency.
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