The server is built on Intel x86 architecture and 10 GbE connectivity with up to 60 1 TB, 2 TB, or 3 TB HDDs per node in 4, 6, or 8 node configurations in a 40U cabinet. The 4-node server (240 HDDs) has a maximum capacity of 720 TB, the 6-node version (360 HDDs) 1,080 TB, and the 8-node model (480 HDDs) 1,440 TB. EMC offers a 2-node, 120-drive expansion kit for each model.
Also new is an update for the Atmos software. Atmos 2.1 now natively supports the Amazon S3 API, in addition to the REST API, which enables customers to migrate their S3 applications to any public cloud that uses EMC's Atmos storage servers. Additionally, EMC released Atmos GeoDrive Windows 1.1, which provides Windows access to an Atmos-based storage cloud.
EMC is offering Atmos in three configurations: the CE Complete Edition with full Atmos functionality, the LE Light Edition with a subset of Atmos functionality for cloud archive and centralized data centers, as well as the VE Virtual Edition with the functionality of Atmos CE that is made available on any VMware-certified third-party storage.
Pricing was not announced.
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