NewsByte 10 September 2001

New EMC Symmetrix Lineup Powers Hyper-Consolidation, Productivity Advances

Industry-First Innovations in Performance, Capacity, Functionality and Connectivity Enable Customers to Consolidate Information, Sharply Reduce Costs

EMC Corporation widened its advantage as the information storage technology leader with a complete new line of EMC Symmetrix systems and enhanced software functionality. With today's announcement, EMC enables customers to achieve unprecedented levels of information consolidation - or hyper-consolidation - while sharply reducing total information storage cost of ownership. EMC delivered major advances in information storage performance, connectivity, capacity, and functionality - including increases of up to 50% for open systems throughput, 100% for mainframe throughput, 260% in capacity and 500% in connectivity.

The new Symmetrix family - the Symmetrix 8830, 8530 and 8230 systems - highlights the power of the Symmetrix MOSAIC architecture, the foundation of the world's most scalable, available, and reliable storage platform. The modular Symmetrix MOSAIC architecture gives EMC the competitive edge for the consistent, rapid deployment of next-generation storage technology while maintaining an increasingly stable and robust framework over time.