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EMC VNX5500 Overview

High-performing unified storage with unsurpassed simplicity and efficiency, optimized for virtual applications. With the VNX5500, you’ll achieve new levels of performance, protection, compliance, and ease of management.

The VNX Operating Environment system software delivers high-performance capacity optimization. EMC Unisphere is an extensible, unified management platform with an intuitive user interface for managing storage on VNXe, VNX, CLARiiON, Celerra, and EMC RecoverPoint SE systems.

EMC VNX5500 Key Features Include:

  • Unified: Leverage a single platform for all file and block data services. Centralized management makes administration simple. Data efficiency services reduce your capacity requirements up to 50 percent.
  • Optimized: Optimize for virtual applications with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V integration. You’ll triple the speed of virtualized SQL and Oracle workloads and boot up to 1,000 virtual desktops in fewer than 8 minutes.
  • High Performance:Take advantage of Flash-optimized performance from an all Flash array by using Flash drives for extendable cache and in the virtual storage pool. High-bandwidth configurations are ideal for data warehousing.

EMC VNX5500 Pricing, Maintenance & Support, Installation

Vilis Systems offers the best deals on the EMC VNX5500 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 VNX5500, we have a great asset recovery program to help you get the most out of your idle IT storage equipment. We offer EMC VNX5500 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.

VNX5500 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. The VNX family (Figure 1) includes the VNX series and the VNXe series.

VNX5500 Unified Storage Family

Figure 1. Models in the VNX family

Based on the powerful new family of Intel Xeon-5600 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. You can also start with block or file functionality and easily upgrade to unified when needed.

EMC VNX5500 Technical Specifications:

  • Intel Xeon 5600 quad-core processor
  • Maximum of 250 drives
  • 24 GB of RAM
  • RAID 0,1,10,3,5,6
  • Maximum of 720 TB of raw capacity

EMC VNX5500 Details:

The VNX5500 model uses a 2.13GHz, quad-core Xeon 5600 processor with 12GB of RAM and a maximum of 250 drives with the following host connectivity option: FC, iSCSI, and FCoE. This model for the VNX unified platform is designed for the mid-tier space. This model provides either block and file services, file only, or block only (without blades and Control Stations).

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. It includes four onboard 8Gb/s Fibre Channel ports and two 6Gb/s SAS ports for backend connectivity on each storage processor. A micro-DB9 port and service LAN port are available. EMC service personnel use these ports to connect to the VNX.

EMC VNX5500 15 x 3.5 inch DPE

Figure 2. EMC VNX5500 15 x 3.5″ DPE

EMC VNX5500 25 x 2.5 inch DPE

Figure 3. EMC VNX5500 25 x 2.5″ DPE