Dell EMC VMAX 950F: Raises Bar for High-End All Flash Storage

first_imgWith continued innovation, combined with rapid customer adoption, Dell EMC is leading the way to modernize datacenter infrastructure with VMAX All Flash.Want to learn more? Check out the VMAX All Flash on EMC.com, including the . Don’t forget to follow @DellEMCStorage on Twitter for the latest and greatest on VMAX All Flash.Visit DellEMC.com/All-Flash for more information on Dell EMC’s All-Flash portfolio.[i] Based on Dell EMC internal testing compared to VMAX 850F, March 2017. Actual performance may vary.[ii] Based on Dell EMC internal testing compared to VMAX 850F, March 2017. Actual performance may vary.[iii] March 2017 Dell EMC internal testing compared to competitive array for OLTP with compression and encryption. We are also announcing many exciting VMAX All Flash software enhancements including the latest version of HYPERMAX, providing greater levels of security, availability and data protection. Highlights of the latest VMAX software enhancements include:RecoverPoint support – VMAX customers can now utilize Dell EMC RecoverPoint 5.1 to heterogeneously replicate to/from Dell EMC storage arrays (including VMAX All Flash, XtremIO, UNITY, VMAX3, VMAX2, VMAX1 and VNX) for flexible disaster recovery.Secure snapshots – prevent accidental or malicious deletion of SnapVX snapshots to protect against both internal and external threats.Data-At-Rest Encryption (D@RE) external key manager – integration with external key managers enables customers to leverage a centralized key management platform for all cryptographic keys and applications including D@RE. Gemalto SafeNet KeySecure and IBM Secure Key Lifecycle Manager are supported in this HYPERMAX release.Non-Disruptive Migration (NDM) with SRDF/S – migrate with confidence by maintaining synchronous replication on the source array while migrating to VMAX All Flash – all without disrupting the host. Today, Dell EMC expanded its high-end storage offerings with the new VMAX 950F All Flash storage array as well as new release of HYPERMAX software. VMAX 950F is the latest Dell EMC premier enterprise storage offering, which has set the industry’s benchmark for enterprise storage arrays for decades.A brief look at the numbers reveals just how far we have come in the enterprise storage arena. VMAX 950F peak performance delivers up to 6.7M IOPS – 68 percent faster than the previous generation – and 150GB/s of sustained bandwidth[i], ideal for mixed workloads involving transactional workloads as well as data warehouse applications. VMAX 950F response times are equally impressive sustaining 350 microseconds for OLTP databases – 30 percent better response times than the previous generation[ii]. Most importantly, the 950F offers best-in-class performance, which is up to 4x faster than the nearest competitor in the real world (for OLTP while leveraging compression technologies).[iii]This new flagship VMAX All Flash is the ultimate platform to consolidate with confidence – offering a 25 percent smaller footprint for the same performance as its predecessor. The 950F also now supports mixing mainframe and open systems and a new, smaller 13TB entry point for mainframe customers. This combined with the massive performance and scale as well as mission critical availability – make the 950F the ideal platform for consolidating enterprise workloads.last_img read more

In ambulances, an unseen, unwelcome passenger: COVID-19

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — For emergency medical technicians, the coronavirus is constantly close. COVID-19 has become their biggest fear, riding with them in ambulances from 911 call to 911 call, from patient to patient. Many EMTs and paramedics on the front lines of the pandemic have lifelong goals of being first responders. But as the risks increase, some wonder if it’s worth risking their lives for a small paycheck and a dream. In Southern California, EMTs and paramedics are scrambling to help people in the national epicenter of the pandemic, where hospitals are bursting with patients after the holidays and ambulances are stuck waiting outside hospitals for hours until beds become available.last_img

Push to reopen schools could leave out millions of students

first_imgPresident Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April. But even if that happens, it is likely to leave out millions of students, many of them minorities in urban areas. Shavar Jeffries is president of Democrats for Education Reform. He says that inequity could bring “a generational level of harm” for low-income and minority students. Jeffries says teachers unions in cities are standing in the way of holding in-person classes. Unions say their members and students should be back in schools only when it’s safe — and that could be harder to achieve in cities.last_img

Things to Know: Virus experts hope Super Bowl won’t sack US

first_imgHealth officials are on edge as the coronavirus clashes with a Sunday sports event that typically brings millions of people together: the NFL Super Bowl. They fear that the game could seed new COVID-19 cases if fans attend parties to watch Tampa Bay play Kansas City. The new coronavirus strain that spread quickly in the United Kingdom was confirmed in Kansas after turning up in several other states. States, meanwhile, are in a race to vaccinate. The game will be played in front of about 22,000 masked fans in Tampa, many of them vaccinated health workers.last_img