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EMC's Really Big Storage Network

EMC's big storage systems have to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of enterprises to store mountains of data for everything from cloud services to compliance laws. EMC's Atmos is getting a boost of power worthy of a server, not just a storage system. Enterprise Storage Forum has all the details.


EMC (NYSE: EMC) has updated its Atmos cloud storage system to add new levels of data protection, along with a big boost in performance and capacity.

The new GeoProtect feature gives Atmos RAID-like data protection — in addition to replication — with support for three or six failures at 33 percent and 66 percent storage overhead, respectively, by encoding and distributing objects across an Atmos cloud.

Atmos also gets new Intel Xeon 5500 processors for a 50 percent performance boost and 2 terabyte drives to double capacity. Atmos nodes can pack in anywhere from 60TB to 720TB with the new drives.

Jon Martin, director of product management and marketing for EMC's Cloud Infrastructure Group, said Atmos is nothing like the wave of clustered network-attached storage offerings that have hit the market lately and instead is more along the lines of Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3), except in product form: a massively scalable storage network that can span many locations across the globe.

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EMC's Really Big Storage Network