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!
|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.|
|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).|
|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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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.
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.
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 ?
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 ?
Specific performance numbers have not been published yet, but you can expect the VNXe3200 to be similar to the VNX5200 with regards to performance.
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?
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:
Concurrent CIFS and NFS access to the same share
FCOE, NFS v4, FTP, SFTP support
VMware SRM support
Symmetric Active/Active for classic LUNs (all LUNs are pool LUNs in VNXe)
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.