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RobertoAraujo1
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Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

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Welcome to this EMC Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This ATE session will discuss how EMC is redefining entry level storage with the simple, efficient, protected VNXe.

Midmarket customers struggle with the challenges driven by unrelenting data growth:


•             Managing complexity of storage and data protection

•             Controlling costs of infrastructure

•             Maintaining application performance and ensuring data protection SLAs

The new VNXe3200 offers enterprise-class functionality at entry level prices for resource constrained IT departments across the world.


Our experts are standing by to cover all this and much more over the next 2 weeks.  Join the conversation!


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Jamin Solensky is a EMSD VNX BU Corporate Systems Engineering. Since joining the VNX CSE team in 2013, he has worked with the Next-Generation VNX and VNXe Series storage systems, with a focus on VNXe. He has also worked on related products including EMC Cloud Tiering Appliance and VNX Monitoring and Reporting. Jamin's experience is mostly on VNX, VNXe, CTA and M&R.

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Charles Reed II  is a EMSD VNX BU Corporate Systems Engineering. Charles joined EMC back in 2011 in the VNX Corporate Systems Engineering team. As part of this team, he has been working on a variety of different releases for the VNX and VNXe Series and Unisphere Central (formerly Unisphere Remote).

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Brian Henderson works on VNX Product Marketing at EMC. He is a Systems Engineer who formely worked in Microsoft solutions, launched AppSync, and is currently working in VNX Product Marketing with a focus on Microsoft, Data Protection, and VNXe.

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RobertoAraujo1
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Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

This discussion is now open for questions. We look forward to a lively and informative event.

Best regards,

Roberto

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reedic
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Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Hello everyone! Brian Henderson, Jamin Solensky, and myself are looking forward to discussing the new VNXe3200 storage system with you. We have a lot of great information that can be found on EMC Online Support using the links below.

VNXe3200 Support Page

VNXe3200 White Papers

VNXe3200 How-To-Videos

Feel free to post your questions and comments below. We are looking forward to helping you redefine your storage environment with the simple, efficient, and protected VNXe3200 storage system.

WK_Wong
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Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Hi everyone,

I have a few questions about VNXe 3200 and VNX 5200.

1.) Is there only one CPU (controller) in VNXe3200 ?

2.) Besides, the hardware specification and supported software, what are the differences  between VNX5200 and VNXe3200 in performance aspect ? For example, the difference in operating environment ?

Best regards,

Chris

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reedic
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Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Hi @WK_Wong,

  1. The VNXe3200 system is a dual Storage Processor (controller) system.
  2. The VNXe3200 and VNX5200 systems both leverage MCx Multicore Optimization within their operating environments. The VNXe3200 provides similar features, functionality, and performance when compared to the VNX5200. The VNX5200 system is the preferred system if you are looking to leverage advanced data services such as Block Deduplication, concurrent CIFS and NFS access to the same share, FCOE, NFS v4, FTP, or SFTP in your storage environment.
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WK_Wong
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Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Thanks Charles,

Regardless of those advanced data services and IO options, when we consider the latency and IOPS performance, for example,  a VNXe3200  and a VNX5200 with the same configuration 25 x 600GB 10kSAS disks and FC connection, would there be a big difference in latency and IOPS provided ?

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reedic
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Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Specific performance numbers have not been published yet, but you can expect the VNXe3200 to be similar to the VNX5200 with regards to performance.

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RRR
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Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

So this is because the VNX 5200 is still using separate external Data Movers? But other than the physical Data Movers and the capability of doing MirrorView both machines are comparable, right?

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solenj
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Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Both machines are comparable in terms of performance and share much of the same MCx functionality. Despite these similarities, the VNXe3200 will not have complete feature parity with the VNX5200. As you mentioned, the VNXe3200 does not have separate data movers like the VNX5200. Some VNX5200 features not included in the initial release of the VNXe3200 include:

Remote replication

Block deduplication

Concurrent CIFS and NFS access to the same share

FCOE, NFS v4, FTP, SFTP support

Native quotas

VMware SRM support

Symmetric Active/Active for classic LUNs (all LUNs are pool LUNs in VNXe)

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Jon_hope
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Re: Ask the Expert: Redefining Entry Level Storage

Out the gate there are some obvious limitation to the 3200 from a capacity standpoint. How confident is EMC on the time frame of the NDU that will allow for scale out to 125 Drives?

We have a client that would be a great fit but the 50 drive limitation could potentially bring pause to the deal.

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