EMC expands Symmetrix VMAX virtual data center capabilities


EMC introduced new software for its Symmetrix VMAX family
of storage systems, extending its leading virtual data center and cloud storage


A new version of EMC AutoSwap software, with support for
z/VM environments, was unveiled at the SHARE mainframe user event in Orlando,
Florida, expanding Symmetrix VMAX-based solutions for all of the major virtual
machine operating systems.


The new EMC
GDDR (Geographically Dispersed Disaster Restart) AutoSwap for z/VM software is
the most comprehensive solution for continuous availability and improved
protection for virtualized mainframe environments.


It enables mainframe environments running the z/VM
operating system to automatically swap operations between two Symmetrix VMAX
storage systems in the event of a disruption for continuous application
availability and data protection and to meet strict governance, risk and
compliance mandates.


“Symmetrix VMAX is purpose-built for the virtual
data center. Whether it is VMware, Hyper-V or z/VM, the Symmetrix VMAX family
provides the most trusted and powerful set of capabilities for virtualized
environments,” said Brian Gallagher, president, Enterprise Storage Division,


Compliance requirements for business continuity are
increasing around the globe and GDDR and GDDR/AutoSwap are being deployed in
order to meet these requirements.  


In the event of a planned or unplanned
disruption, EMC GDDR AutoSwap for z/VM works with EMC SRDF software to
simplify and automate failover of the entire mainframe workloads to a remote
site for the highest levels of data and application availability and unmatched
disaster recovery capabilities.  


EMC GDDR AutoSwap for z/VM greatly simplifies and
automates key processes required for a fail over to a secondary site, and is
becoming an essential capability for mainframe administrators,” said Ben
Woo, vice president Storage and Big Data, IDC.


EMC has a multi-year technology licensing agreement with
IBM, enabling EMC to deliver a wide range of storage capabilities to support
System z and provide mainframe environments with the same leading storage
features that EMC offers for virtualized open systems platforms.


In addition, this week EMC also announced its new DLm6000
Disk Library for Mainframe, which can address the full range of mainframe tape
workloads with a single, consolidated all-disk system.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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