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EMC VNX8000 Overview

Scale up for enterprise requirements with the EMC VNX8000 unified storage system. This hybrid data storage array is the largest of our VNX systems featuring powerful multicore optimization, MCx. Increase performance by 4x for I/O-intensive applications and mixed workloads. Thin provisioning, deduplication, and compression keep these high performing systems operating at maximum effectiveness.

EMC VNX8000 systems are optimized for a FLASH 1st strategy. Select FAST Suite and flash drives for blazing performance. FAST VP tiers cold data onto high capacity drives to optimize costs and reach new levels of efficiency.

EMC VNX8000 Key Features Include:

  • Unifies block, file, and object services
  • Delivers high performance and low latency with MCx multicore optimization
  • Shrinks data footprint with block-based and file-based deduplication, compression
  • Provides industry-leading integration with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization
  • Pairs with FAST Suite to optimize performance and cost
  • Meets data protection needs with optional local, remote, and application protection solutions
  • Simplifies administration with EMC Unisphere Management Suite

EMC VNX8000 Pricing, Maintenance & Support, Installation

Vilis Systems offers the best deals on the EMC VNX8000 unified storage system. Either click on the Price Quote or Support Quote buttons above, or call us at 952-314-5905 to get assistance from one of our solution architects today. If you’re looking to sell your EMC VNX8000, we have a great asset recovery program to help you get the most out of your idle IT storage equipment. We offer EMC VNX8000 Support & Maintenance for hardware you already own and newly purchased equipment from Vilis Systems for up to 5 years. Our EMC experts are also able to help you with the installation of any EMC VNX solution.

VNX8000 Unified Storage Family

The EMC VNX series unified storage systems deliver uncompromising scalability and flexibility for the mid-tier while providing market-leading simplicity and efficiency to minimize total cost of ownership.

VNX8000 Unified Storage Family

Figure 1. Models in the VNX series

Based on the powerful new family of Intel Xeon E5-2600 (Sandy Bridge) processors, the EMC VNX implements a modular architecture that integrates hardware components for block, file, and object with concurrent support for native NAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and FCoE protocols. The series delivers file (NAS) functionality via two-to-eight X-blade data movers and block (iSCI, FCoE, and FC) storage via dual storage processors leveraging full 6 Gb SAS disk drive topology. The system leverages the patented MCx multi-core storage software operating environment that delivers unparalleled performance efficiency. You can also start with block or file functionality and easily upgrade to unified when needed.

EMC VNX8000 Technical Specifications:

  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2600 8-core processor
  • Maximum of 1,500 drives
  • 256 GB of RAM
  • RAID 0,1,10,3,5,6
  • Maximum of 4,500 TB of raw capacity

EMC VNX8000 Details:

The VNX8000 model uses two 2.7GHz, 8-core Xeon E5-2600 processors with 128GB of RAM and a maximum of 1,500 drives with the following host connectivity option: FC, iSCSI, and FCoE. This model supports block, file, and unified configurations, and utilizes a DPE chassis. The VNX8000 is designed for the enterprise space.

This model uses a DPE that is available in 15 x 3.5″ drive or 25 x 2.5″ drive form factors. Seen in Figures 2 and 3 respectively. The VNX8000 DPE uses UltraFlex I/O slots for all connectivity. The first slot houses the internal network management switch, which includes a mini-serial port and service LAN port. EMC service personnel use these ports to connect to the SPs.

The DPE includes two base modules, one per SP. Each base module contains a power supply, a BBU, and a SAS module containing two 6Gb/s SAS ports for back-end connectivity to DAEs.

EMC VNX8000 15 x 3.5 inch DPE

Figure 2. EMC VNX8000 15 x 3.5″ DPE

EMC VNX8000 25 x 2.5 inch DPE

Figure 3. EMC VNX8000 25 x 2.5″ DPE